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Talcott Parsons

Talcott Parsons About A sociologist who united the previously disparate theories of centuries past into a single structural-functional approach. He called this general theory for the study of society action theory. Other Informations A well-rounded student, he learned biology, sociology and philosophy at Amherst college, then went on to the London School of Economics and …

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Tiffany Jenkins

Tiffany Jenkins About English sociologist, commentator, and writer who is best recognized for her work as a Culture Editor for Sociology Compass. She is also known for her popular book Keeping Their Marbles.  Other Informations She was a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics. She started gaining attention for her writings in 2011 …

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Robert K. Merton

Robert K. Merton About Columbia University sociologist who created the concepts of unintended consequences and the self-fulfilling prophecy. He spent most of his career researching and developing theories on social roles and coined the term “status set” to describe the collection of social statuses an individual might hold. Other Informations One of his works was …

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Harry Collins

Harry Collins About English scientific sociologist who published the important work, The Golem: What Everyone Should Know About Science, in 1993. He has spent most of his career researching and writing about the sociology of gravitational wave physics. Other Informations He taught at the University of Bath, where he developed his famous Bath School method …

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Robert E. Park

Robert E. Park About Urban sociologists who played a leading role in the development of the Chicago School of sociology. His work often dealt with details of race and ethnic relations, assimilation, and social movements. Other Informations Studying under several prominent sociologists at the University of Michigan and Harvard, his early research focused on relations …

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Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller About Philosopher and sociologist known for his support of the intelligent design theory. He wrote the book “Science Vs. Religion?: Intelligent Design and the Problem of Evolution”. Other Informations He graduated summa cum laude in History and Sociology in 1979 from Colombia University before receiving his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. He …

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Charles Cooley

Charles Cooley About Sociologist who developed the idea of the ‘looking-glass self’, which posits that our self-image is generated by the feedback we get from others. This revolutionary work in sociology was first introduced in his book Human Nature and the Social Order in 1902. Other Informations His early work was grounded in economic theory, …

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C.wright Mills

C.wright Mills About Sociologist who studied and wrote extensively about post-WW II American society. His revolutionary 1960 open latter, “Letter to the New Left” help bring the term “New Left” into the popular subconscious. Other Informations After completing his doctorate, he went to teach at Columbia University, where he advocated his fellow sociologists to engage …