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

Slavoj ŽižekSlavoj Žižek
Slovenian

Judith ButlerJudith Butler
American

Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
French

Jürgen HabermasJürgen Habermas
German
Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard
French

Daniel Patrick MoynihanDaniel Patrick Moynihan
American
Pierre-Joseph ProudhonPierre-Joseph Proudhon
French

Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
American

Erving GoffmanErving Goffman
Canadian, American
Michel AflaqMichel Aflaq
Syrian

Vilfredo ParetoVilfredo Pareto
French, Italian
Stanley MilgramStanley Milgram
American

Ulrike MeinhofUlrike Meinhof
German

Charles FourierCharles Fourier
French
Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
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Anthony GiddensAnthony Giddens
British
Alain BadiouAlain Badiou
French

Zygmunt BaumanZygmunt Bauman
Polish, British

C. Wright MillsC. Wright Mills
American

Georg SimmelGeorg Simmel
German
Bruno LatourBruno Latour
French

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
American

Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
Hungarian

Jacques EllulJacques Ellul
French

Alva BelmontAlva Belmont
American
Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American

Henri LefebvreHenri Lefebvre
French
José Ortega y GassetJosé Ortega y Gasset
Spanish

Jeremy RifkinJeremy Rifkin
American

Lewis HineLewis Hine
American
Jean-François LyotardJean-François Lyotard
French

Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
American
Arthur de GobineauArthur de Gobineau
French

Walter BagehotWalter Bagehot
British

Immanuel WallersteinImmanuel Wallerstein
American

Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
French

Ali ShariatiAli Shariati
Iranian
Niklas LuhmannNiklas Luhmann
German

Pim FortuynPim Fortuyn
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Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau
British

Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
American
Ted NelsonTed Nelson
American
Max HorkheimerMax Horkheimer
German, American

Elton MayoElton Mayo
Australian

Georges SorelGeorges Sorel
French

Christopher LaschChristopher Lasch
American
Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
American

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
American
Fernando Henrique CardosoFernando Henrique Cardoso
Brazilian

Mario BungeMario Bunge
Argentinian

Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
French
William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
American

Daniel DefertDaniel Defert
French
Ralf DahrendorfRalf Dahrendorf
German, British

Michael WalzerMichael Walzer
American

Raymond AronRaymond Aron
French
Rudi DutschkeRudi Dutschke
German

Manuel CastellsManuel Castells
Spanish
David McClellandDavid McClelland
American

Peter L. BergerPeter L. Berger
Austrian, American

Eve Kosofsky SedgwickEve Kosofsky Sedgwick
American

Wilhelm DiltheyWilhelm Dilthey
German
Paul WatzlawickPaul Watzlawick
Austrian, American

Charles TillyCharles Tilly
American

Max SchelerMax Scheler
German

Ernesto LaclauErnesto Laclau
Argentinian

Harold LasswellHarold Lasswell
American
Buchi EmechetaBuchi Emecheta
Nigerian

Patrick GeddesPatrick Geddes
British, Scottish
Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
American

Kenneth BurkeKenneth Burke
American

Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
British
Werner SombartWerner Sombart
German

Ernst BlochErnst Bloch
German
Ulrich BeckUlrich Beck
German

Karl MannheimKarl Mannheim
German, Hungarian, British
Patricia Hill CollinsPatricia Hill Collins
American

Andre Gunder FrankAndre Gunder Frank
German

William Julius WilsonWilliam Julius Wilson
American
Otto NeurathOtto Neurath
Austrian

E. E. Evans-PritchardE. E. Evans-Pritchard
British
Harold InnisHarold Innis
Canadian