List of famous sociologists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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Any person who is an expert in the study of social institutions in the society and the development of humans with social circles in communities may be referred to as a sociologist. Sociologists study human behavior, their origins, evolution and other factors like their development, interactions and their collective behavioral patterns in social groups. Thus, sociologists are engaged in the scientific analysis and the examination of any social institution and its relationship and effects on the various facets of the human society. They study the reasons for behavioral change in humans over a period of time and determine the various factors that cause can in behavior. Sociology originated in the 18th and the 19th century, during the period when Western Europe was going through a host of economical, technical changes and social changes that a great impact on the social order. Sociologist may be specialized in fields like social problems, social psychology, social statistics, industrial sociology, sociology of work, sociology of occupations and professions and other files. Some other areas of specializations include race, gender, sex, cultural diversity, labor and industrial relations, personnel management and business relations. Discover some of the world’s most famous sociologists with the help of their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.
Karl Marx Karl Marx
Prussian

Herbert Marcuse Herbert Marcuse
German, American

Pitirim Sorokin Pitirim Sorokin
American, Russian

Judith ButlerJudith Butler
American

Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
French
Jürgen HabermasJürgen Habermas
German

Buchi EmechetaBuchi Emecheta
Nigerian

Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard
French

Michel AflaqMichel Aflaq
Syrian
Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
American

Erving GoffmanErving Goffman
Canadian, American
Pierre-Joseph ProudhonPierre-Joseph Proudhon
French

Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler
German

Daniel Patrick MoynihanDaniel Patrick Moynihan
American
Stanley MilgramStanley Milgram
American

Thorstein VeblenThorstein Veblen
Norwegian, American
Vilfredo ParetoVilfredo Pareto
French, Italian

Jeremy RifkinJeremy Rifkin
American

Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
-
Charles FourierCharles Fourier
French
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Georg SimmelGeorg Simmel
German
Bruno LatourBruno Latour
French

Anthony GiddensAnthony Giddens
British

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
American

Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
Hungarian
Alain BadiouAlain Badiou
French
George Herbert MeadGeorge Herbert Mead
American

Immanuel WallersteinImmanuel Wallerstein
American

Henri LefebvreHenri Lefebvre
French

Ulrike MeinhofUlrike Meinhof
German
C. Wright MillsC. Wright Mills
American

José Ortega y GassetJosé Ortega y Gasset
Spanish

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American

Alva BelmontAlva Belmont
American

Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
American
Jean-François LyotardJean-François Lyotard
French

Lewis HineLewis Hine
American
Arthur de GobineauArthur de Gobineau
French

Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
American

Max HorkheimerMax Horkheimer
German, American
Stéphane DionStéphane Dion
Canadian

Pim FortuynPim Fortuyn
-
Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
American

Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
French

Ali ShariatiAli Shariati
Iranian

Jacques EllulJacques Ellul
French

Niklas LuhmannNiklas Luhmann
German
Elton MayoElton Mayo
Australian

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
American

Fernando Henrique CardosoFernando Henrique Cardoso
Brazilian

Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau
British
Walter BagehotWalter Bagehot
British

Georges SorelGeorges Sorel
French
Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
French

Ted NelsonTed Nelson
American

Christopher LaschChristopher Lasch
American
Daniel DefertDaniel Defert
French

Michael WalzerMichael Walzer
American
Ralf DahrendorfRalf Dahrendorf
German, British

David McClellandDavid McClelland
American

Raymond AronRaymond Aron
French
Rudi DutschkeRudi Dutschke
German

William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
American
Charles TillyCharles Tilly
American

Peter L. BergerPeter L. Berger
Austrian, American

Eve Kosofsky SedgwickEve Kosofsky Sedgwick
American

Wilhelm DiltheyWilhelm Dilthey
German
Max SchelerMax Scheler
German
Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
American

Manuel CastellsManuel Castells
Spanish

Kenneth BurkeKenneth Burke
American

Patrick GeddesPatrick Geddes
British, Scottish
Andre Gunder FrankAndre Gunder Frank
German

Ulrich BeckUlrich Beck
German

Ernesto LaclauErnesto Laclau
Argentinian

Harold LasswellHarold Lasswell
American

Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
British
Chester BarnardChester Barnard
American

Paul WatzlawickPaul Watzlawick
Austrian, American
Harold InnisHarold Innis
Canadian

Karl MannheimKarl Mannheim
German, Hungarian, British
Werner SombartWerner Sombart
German
E. E. Evans-PritchardE. E. Evans-Pritchard
British