Todavía ando algo sorprendida por un curioso fenómeno del que he sido testigo esta mañana: los alumnos más preocupados por sacar adelante la asignatura de Teoría de la Comunicación pertenecían al grupo que ha obtenido los mejores resultados. De tal manera que la asistencia a la revisión ha sido directamente proporcional a los resultados de la clase. Así que el grupo "peor parado" ha sido también del que menos gente ha venido a revisar. Esto es un cambio de tendencia interesante, puesto que normalmente venían en "tropel" aquellas clases cuyos resultados habían sido más bajos. ¿Qué sucede en la universidad contemporánea? ¿Es esto indicio de una tendencia más general? ¿No es representativo y por tanto no merece mayor atención? ¿Definitivamente es la universidad española la gran abanderada de la posmodernidad?

En fin, reflexiones aparte, me pasan en estos momentos un listado que está elaborando la INternational Sociological Association (ISA) sobre los 100 libros pertenecientes a las ciencias sociales más destacados del siglo XX. EL listado no tiene desperdicio. Al contrario. Pueden ser una base común muy interesante para los que habitamos en esta área del saber (comunicación, sociología, antropología...).

Aquí quedan (tiens más información en el siguiente enlace http://www.isa-sociology.org/books/).

Author/s Title Votes
1 Weber, Max Economy and Society 95
2 Mills, Charles Wright The Sociological Imagination 59
3 Merton, Robert K. Social Theory and Social Structure 52
4 Weber, M. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism 47

5 Berger, P.L. and Luckmann, T. The Social Construction of Reality 45
6 Bourdieu, Pierre Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste 43
7 Elias, Norbert The Civilizing Process 30
8 Habermas, Jürgen The Theory of Communicative Action 29
9 Parsons, Talcott The Structure of Social Action 28
10 Goffman, Erving The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life 25
11 Mead, George Herbert Mind, Self and Society 23
12 Parsons, Talcott The Social System 23
13 Durkheim, Emile The Elementary Forms of Religious Life 22
14 Giddens, Anthony The Constitution of Society 21
15 Wallerstein, Immanuel The Modern World-System 21
16 Foucault, Michel Discipline and Punish : the Birth of the Prison 17
17 Kuhn, Thomas S. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions 14
18 Simmel, Georg Sociology 14
19 Beck, Ulrich Risk Society 13
20 Braverman, Harry Labour and Monopoly Capital 13
21 Adorno, Theodor W. and Horkheimer, Max Dialectic of Enlightenment 12
22 Gramsci, Antonio Prison Notebooks 12
23 Coleman, James Samuel Foundations of Social Theory 11
24 Habermas, Jürgen Knowledge and Human Interests 11
25 Moore, B. The Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy 11
26 Polanyi, Karl The Great Transformation 11
27 Blau, Peter Michael and Duncan, Otis Dudley The American Occup 10
28 Gouldner, Alvin W. The Coming Crisis of Western Sociology 10
29 Luhmann, Niklas Social Systems 10
30 Mannheim, Karl Ideology and Utopia 10
31 Becker, Howard S. Outsiders: Studies in the Sociology of Deviance 9
32 Marx, Karl Capital. A Critique of Political Economy 9
33 Olson, Mancur The Logic Collective Action 9
34 Durkheim, Emile The Division of Labor in Society 8
35 Durkheim, Emile The Rules of Sociological Method 8
36 Garfinkel, Harold Studies in Ethnomethodology 8
37 Goffman, Erving Asylums 8
38 Lipset, Seymour Martin Political Man 8
39 Mills, Charles Wright The Power Elite 8
40 Bourdieu, Pierre The Logic of Practice 7
41 Cardoso, Fernando Henrique and, Faletto, Enzo Dependency and Development in Latin America 7
42 Dahrendorf, R. Class and Class Conflict in an Industrial Society 7
43 Giddens, Anthony The Consequences of Modernity 7
44 Goffman, Erving Stigma 7
45 Kanter, R.M. Men and Women of the Corporation 7
46 Schütz, Alfred The Phenomenology of the Social World 7
47 Berger, Peter L. Invitation to Sociology 6
48 Bourdieu, Pierre and Passeron, Jean-Claude Reproduction in Education, Society and Culture 6
49 Etzioni, Amitai The Active Society 6
50 Glaser, Barney G. and Strauss, Anselm L. The Discovery of Grounded Theory 6
51 Habermas, J. The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere 6
52 Sorokin, Pitirim A. Social and Cultural Dynamics 6
53 Touraine, A. Production de la societe 6
54 Weber, Max Sociology of Religion 6
55 Weber, Max The Methodology of the Social Sciences 6
56 Arendt, Hannah The Origins of Totalitarianism 5
57 Boudon, Raymond The Logic of Social Action 5
58 Braudel, Fernand Civilization and Capitalism 5
59 Durkheim, Emile The Suicide 5
60 Geertz, Clifford The Interpretation of Cultures 5
61 Giddens, Anthony Sociology 5
62 Janowitz, Morris The Professional Soldier 5
63 Lazarsfeld, Paul Felix and Rosenberg, Morris The Language of Social Research 5
64 Lukács, Georg History and Class Consciousness 5
65 Mies, Maria Patriarchy and Accumulation on World Scale 5
66 Nisbet, Robert A. The Sociological Tradition 5
67 Palmer Thompson, Eric The Making English Labour Class 5
68 Riesman, David The Lonely Crowd 5
69 Schütz, Alfred Collected Papers 5
70 Simmel, Georg The Philosophy of Money 5
71 Whyte, William Foote Street Corner Society 5
72 Alexander, Jeffrey C. Theoretical Logic in Sociology 4
73 Althusser, L. Reading Capital 4
74 Anderson, Benedict Imagined Communities 4
75 Arendt, Hannah The Human Condition 4
76 Baumann, Zygmunt Postmodern Ethics 4
77 Beauvoir, Simone de The Second Sex 4
78 Benedict, Ruth Patterns of Culture 4
79 Blumer, Herbert Symbolic Interactionism. Perspective and Method 4
80 Boudon, Raymond The Unintended Consequences of Social Action 4
81 Bourdieu, Pierre Outline of a Theory Practice 4
82 Castells, Manuel The Urban Question 4
83 Crozier, Michel J. The Bureaucratic Phenomenon 4
84 Crozier, Michel J. and Friedberg, Erhard Actors and Systems 4
85 Fanon, Frantz The Wretched of the Earth 4
86 Friedmann, G. Problemes humains du machinisme industriel 4
87 Gans, Herbert J. The Urban Villagers 4
88 Gerth, H.H. and Mills, Ch.W. From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology 4
89 Giddens, Anthony New Rules of the Sociological Method 4
90 Giddens, Anthony Modernity and Self-Identity 4
91 Goffman, Erving Frame Analysis 4
92 Hughes, Everett Charrington The Sociological Eye 4
93 Mann, Michael The Sources of Social Power 4
94 Marx, Karl Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1 4
95 Mauss, Marcel The Gift 4
96 Popper, Karl R. The Logic of Scientific Discovery 4
97 Poulantzas, Nicos Political Power and Social Class 4
98 Sorokin, Pitirim A. Social and Cultural Mobility 4
99 Thomas, William Isaac and Znaniecki, Florian The Polish Peasant in Europe and America 4
100 Wittgenstein, Ludwig Philosophical Investigations 4