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My Ph.D. students have asked whether I can provide them with sample reading lists and questions for their pre-dissertation qualifying examinations. The ones I have most easily available are my own, which I make available here with some reservations--they are dated and very tailored to my own exam, but illustrative nonetheless.

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Harold Marcuse
June 1988

Prelims reading list: Capitalism and Social Transformation
[4th field: sociology]

  • Peter KRIEDTE, Spätfeudalismus und Handelskapital. Grundlinien der europäischen Wirtschaftsgeschichte vom 16. bis zum Ausgang des 18. Jahrhunderts (Göttingen: Vand.& Rupr., 1980).
  • The Brenner Debate: Agrarian Class Structure and Economic Development in Pre-Industrial Europe, T.H.Aston & C.H.E. Philpin (eds), (Cambridge U., 1985,21987).
  • Immanuel WALLERSTEIN, The Modern World-System, vol.1 (NY: Academic, 1974).
  • Benedict ANDERSON, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (London: Verso, 1983).
  • Edward P. THOMPSON, "The Moral Economy of the English Crowd in the 19th Century", Past and Present 50(1971),76-136.
  • William H. SEWELL, Jr., Work and Revolution in France: The Language of Labor from the Old Regime to 1848 (Cambridge: 1980).
  • Edward P. THOMPSON, The Making of the English Working Class (London: Pelican, 111980 <11963>).
  • Jürgen HABERMAS, Strukturwandel der Öffentlichkeit. Untersuchungen zu einer Kategorie der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft (Darmstadt/Neuwied: Luchterhand, 161986 <1st ed. 1962>).
  • William M. REDDY: Money and Liberty in Modern Europe: A Critique of Historical Understanding (Cambridge/New York/etc: Cambridge U., 1987).
  • Oskar NEGT, Alexander KLUGE, Öffentlichkeit und Erfahrung. Zur Organisationsanalyse von bürgerlicher und proletarischer Öffentlichkeit (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp,81986 <11972>).
  • Ira KATZNELSON, Aristide ZOLBERG (eds.), Working-Class Formation: Nineteenth Century Patterns in Western Europe and the United States (Princeton, 1986).
  • William M. REDDY, The Rise of Market Culture (Cambridge: Cambridge U., 1984)
  • Eric HOBSBAWM, The Age of Capital, 1848-1875 (1975).
  • Eric HOBSBAWM, The Age of Empire, 1875-1914 ().
  • David GORDON, Richard EDWARDS, Michael REICH, Segmented Work, Divided Workers: The Historical Transformation of Labor in the United States (London/New York/etc: Cambridge Univ., 1982).
  • Richard EDWARDS, Contested Terrain: The Transformation of the Workplace in the Twentieth Century (New York: Basic Books, 1979).
  • Michael BURAWOY, The Politics of Production: Factory Regimes under Capitalism and Socialism (London: Verso, 1985).

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