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

Pitirim Sorokin Pitirim Sorokin
American, Russian

Michel AflaqMichel Aflaq
Syrian
Bruno LatourBruno Latour
French

Judith ButlerJudith Butler
American

Ferdinand de SaussureFerdinand de Saussure
Swiss

Buchi EmechetaBuchi Emecheta
Nigerian

Jürgen HabermasJürgen Habermas
German
Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
French

Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard
French

Immanuel WallersteinImmanuel Wallerstein
American

Erich FrommErich Fromm
German
Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
American

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

Talcott ParsonsTalcott Parsons
American

Daniel Patrick MoynihanDaniel Patrick Moynihan
American
Robert K. MertonRobert K. Merton
American

Thorstein VeblenThorstein Veblen
Norwegian, American
Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler
German

Vilfredo ParetoVilfredo Pareto
French, Italian

Stanley MilgramStanley Milgram
American
Marjorie Merriweather PostMarjorie Merriweather Post
American

Jeremy RifkinJeremy Rifkin
American
C. Wright MillsC. Wright Mills
American

George Herbert MeadGeorge Herbert Mead
American

Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
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Anthony GiddensAnthony Giddens
British
Georg SimmelGeorg Simmel
German
Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American

Ulrike MeinhofUlrike Meinhof
German

Charles FourierCharles Fourier
French

Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
Hungarian
Alva BelmontAlva Belmont
American

Alain BadiouAlain Badiou
French

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
American

Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
American

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

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
American
Jean-François LyotardJean-François Lyotard
French

Stéphane DionStéphane Dion
Canadian

Frances PerkinsFrances Perkins
American
Arthur de GobineauArthur de Gobineau
French

Elton MayoElton Mayo
Australian
Jacques EllulJacques Ellul
French

Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
American

Pim FortuynPim Fortuyn
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Walter BagehotWalter Bagehot
British

Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau
British
Max HorkheimerMax Horkheimer
German, American

Fernando Henrique CardosoFernando Henrique Cardoso
Brazilian

Lewis HineLewis Hine
American

Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
French
Ali ShariatiAli Shariati
Iranian

Niklas LuhmannNiklas Luhmann
German
Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
American

Georges SorelGeorges Sorel
French

Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
French
Peter L. BergerPeter L. Berger
Austrian, American

Christopher LaschChristopher Lasch
American
Manuel CastellsManuel Castells
Spanish

Daniel DefertDaniel Defert
French

William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
American
Rudi DutschkeRudi Dutschke
German

Harold LasswellHarold Lasswell
American
Raymond AronRaymond Aron
French

David McClellandDavid McClelland
American

Ralf DahrendorfRalf Dahrendorf
German, British

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

Michael WalzerMichael Walzer
American

Kenneth BurkeKenneth Burke
American

Wilhelm DiltheyWilhelm Dilthey
German
Max SchelerMax Scheler
German

Paul WatzlawickPaul Watzlawick
Austrian, American

Harold InnisHarold Innis
Canadian

Otto NeurathOtto Neurath
Austrian

Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
British
Charles TillyCharles Tilly
American

Ernst BlochErnst Bloch
German
Ferdinand TönniesFerdinand Tönnies
German

Karl MannheimKarl Mannheim
German, Hungarian, British
Herbert BlumerHerbert Blumer
American
Werner SombartWerner Sombart
German