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

Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard
French
Jürgen HabermasJürgen Habermas
German

Aleksandr DuginAleksandr Dugin
Russian
Daniel Patrick MoynihanDaniel Patrick Moynihan
American

Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
French

C. Wright MillsC. Wright Mills
American
Vilfredo ParetoVilfredo Pareto
French, Italian

Ulrike MeinhofUlrike Meinhof
German
Erving GoffmanErving Goffman
Canadian, American

Alva BelmontAlva Belmont
American

Christopher LaschChristopher Lasch
American
Stanley MilgramStanley Milgram
American
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Jacques EllulJacques Ellul
French
Michel AflaqMichel Aflaq
Syrian

Arthur de GobineauArthur de Gobineau
French

Zygmunt BaumanZygmunt Bauman
Polish, British

Alain BadiouAlain Badiou
French
Charles FourierCharles Fourier
French

Niklas LuhmannNiklas Luhmann
German

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American

Bruno LatourBruno Latour
French

Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
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Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
American

Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
Hungarian
Anthony GiddensAnthony Giddens
British

José Ortega y GassetJosé Ortega y Gasset
Spanish

Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
French
Max HorkheimerMax Horkheimer
German, American

Georges SorelGeorges Sorel
French
Jean-François LyotardJean-François Lyotard
French

Georg SimmelGeorg Simmel
German

Henri LefebvreHenri Lefebvre
French

Fernando Henrique CardosoFernando Henrique Cardoso
Brazilian

Ali ShariatiAli Shariati
Iranian
Daniel DefertDaniel Defert
French

Immanuel WallersteinImmanuel Wallerstein
American

Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
American

Ted NelsonTed Nelson
American
Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
American
Rudi DutschkeRudi Dutschke
German

Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
American

Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau
British

Jeremy RifkinJeremy Rifkin
American
Raymond AronRaymond Aron
French

Walter BagehotWalter Bagehot
British
Michael WalzerMichael Walzer
American

Lewis HineLewis Hine
American

Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
American
Beatrice WebbBeatrice Webb
British

Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
French
Patricia Hill CollinsPatricia Hill Collins
American

William Julius WilsonWilliam Julius Wilson
American

Charles TillyCharles Tilly
American
Ernesto LaclauErnesto Laclau
Argentinian

Stéphane DionStéphane Dion
Canadian
Peter L. BergerPeter L. Berger
Austrian, American

Harold LasswellHarold Lasswell
American

Ralf DahrendorfRalf Dahrendorf
German, British

Manuel CastellsManuel Castells
Spanish
Elton MayoElton Mayo
Australian

Eve Kosofsky SedgwickEve Kosofsky Sedgwick
American

Ernst BlochErnst Bloch
German

Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
American

Wilhelm DiltheyWilhelm Dilthey
German
Max SchelerMax Scheler
German

Kenneth BurkeKenneth Burke
American
Daniel J. BoorstinDaniel J. Boorstin
American

Michael Young, Baron Young of DartingtonMichael Young, Baron Young of Dartington
British

Ulrich BeckUlrich Beck
German
Patrick GeddesPatrick Geddes
Scottish

Paul WatzlawickPaul Watzlawick
Austrian, American
Ferdinand TönniesFerdinand Tönnies
German

Karl MannheimKarl Mannheim
German, Hungarian, British
James Q. WilsonJames Q. Wilson
American

William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
American

Norbert EliasNorbert Elias
Polish, British
Norbert EliasNorbert Elias
Polish

Daniel BellDaniel Bell
American
David McClellandDavid McClelland
American