Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "sociology" Showing of They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions. It is indeed the basis of our society.
Then I discovered that humanity does not want to be served; on the contrary it resents any attempt to serve it. So now I do what pleases myself. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land. What is power? Power is the sum total of wills transferred to one person.
On what condition are the willso fo the masses transferred to one person? On condition that the person express the will of the whole people. That is, power is power.
That is, power is a word the meaning of which we do not understand. One can only love people. For example, when the British invaded India, many Indians accepted to work for the British to kill off Indians who resisted their occupation.
So in other words, many Indians were hired to kill other Indians on behalf of the enemy for a paycheck. Today, we have mercenaries in Africa, corporate armies from the western world, and unemployed men throughout the Middle East killing their own people - and people of other nations - for a paycheck.
To act without a conscience, but for a paycheck, makes anyone a dangerous animal. The devil would be powerless if he couldn't entice people to do his work. So as long as money continues to seduce the hungry, the hopeless, the broken, the greedy, and the needy, there will always be war between brothers.
The marathon is a form of demonstrative suicide, suicide as advertising: it is running to show you are capable of getting every last drop of energy out of yourself, to prove it… to prove what?
That you are capable of finishing. Graffiti carry the same message. They are free publicity for existence. Do we continually have to prove to ourselves that we exist? A strange sign of weakness, harbinger of a new fanaticism for a faceless performance, endlessly self-evident. The bad are guilty, which is why they invent mercy. I am what I think you think I am. The notion that one can begin anything at all from scratch, free from the past, or unindebted to others, could not conceivably be more wrong.
Something similar might be said about human societies. If two nearby societies are in contact for any length of time, they will either trade or fight. The first is non-zero-sum social integration, and the second ultimately brings it. Pity destroys. When it comes to family life, form is not merely as important as content. Feeling loved and supported, nurtured and safe, is far more critical than the 'package' it comes in.Born in England inHarriet Martineau is sometimes considered the first female sociologist for her numerous writings on economics and social theory.
Her most highly regarded work, however, is the fictional novel Deerbrook. Martineau wrote only one book but multitude of essays from a sociological, holistic, religious, domestic, and, perhaps most controversial, sexual identity, a feminine perspective; she also translated various works from Auguste Comte. She earned enough to be supported entirely by her writing, a challenging feat for a woman in the Victorian era.
Iravati Karve was an Indian anthropologist, educationist, and a writer from Maharashtra, India. At seven she was sent to the Huzur Paga boarding school for girls in Pune. One of her class-mates at the school was Shakuntala Paranjapye, daughter of R. Paranjapye, Principal of Fergusson College. She wrote in both Marathi and English on topics pertaining to sociology and anthropology, as well as on nonscientific topics. Leela Dube 27 March — 20 May was a renowned anthropologist and feminist scholar, fondly called Leeladee by many.
She is survived by two sons, Mukul Dube and Saurav Dube. She moved to Delhi in She was one of the pioneering and senior faculty in the Institute of Rural Management, Anandwhen it started functioning in One of her studies in the then nascent educational organisation put it on the international map.
This was an innovation for business schools which she pioneered from probably her own sociological field work experiences. It continues to be offered as a first semester course, as a preparation for the field work that follows. Neera Desai, passed away on 25th June in Mumbai. She was She was among the first few women academicians in India who raised their voices against the invisibility of women within academic disciplines.
As a Radcliffe College senior inshe decided to pursue scholarly training in physical anthropology. The African American undergraduate was well aware that anthropologists had long used physical measurements and descriptions to demonstrate the racial inferiority of non-White people, and that many scholars thought the racial mixing of Whites and African Americans would create aberrant, malformed offspring.
As a race woman, that is, an advocate for race consciousness and race pride who also experienced the effects of sexism, Day sought to combine the tools of anthropologists and her own social networks to refute the idea of mongrelization. It showed that the mixture of African Americans and Whites simply yielded children with some characteristics of each race, who were entirely normal.
In fact, Day observed, these offspring were often middle-class and lived lives that were very like those of middle-class White people, although in U. As an outsider within her field, Day adapted the methods of anthropology to her own uses. Caroline Bond Day reflected the desire of many Black intellectuals, led by her teacher W.
Du Boisto redirect scholarly and popular ideas about African Americans away from the realm of pathology and stereotype.
Like many other scholars and social activists of her period, she presented what she thought was the best possible image to the White gaze. She had faith that the scientific quantification of race could help with the task that Drake prescribed for Black intellectuals and that John L. Her early influences are documented, including her relationship with Du Bois and exposure to Franz Boas, and the methodologies with which she later challenged the discipline of anthropology.
Day was able to compare the similarities between individuals of Caucasian background and African background.
Day had planned to work towards her doctorates, however, she unfortunately experienced bad health. She had suffered from a bad heart condition, which eventually lead to the death of Day on May 5, She was a utopian feminist during a time when her accomplishments were exceptional for women, and she served as a role model for future generations of feminists because of her unorthodox concepts and lifestyle.
In an era when presidents such as Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson identified themselves as reformers and social activists, Addams was one of the most prominent reformers of the Progressive Era.List of famous sociologists, with photos, bios, and other information when available.
Who are the top sociologists in the world? This includes the most prominent sociologists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable sociologists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic sociologists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned sociologists.
Examples of famous people of sociology on this list: Michel Foucault, Daniel Patrick Moynihan and more. More W. Senators from New York. From reputable, prominent, and well known sociologists to the lesser known sociologists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the sociologist field.
If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous sociologists ever? Born in Jane Addams Jane Addams September 6, — May 21, was an American settlement activist, reformer, social worker, sociologist, public administrator, and author. She was a notable figure in the His ideas profoundly influenced social theory and social A member of the Democratic Party, he represented New York in the Harry Edwards Harry Edwards born November 22, is an American sociologist and civil rights activist.
He completed his Ph. He was Herbert Spencer Herbert Spencer 27 April — 8 December was an English philosopher, biologist, anthropologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist of the Victorian era. He formally established the academic discipline and—with W.
Francisco Moreno Francisco Pascasio Moreno May 31, — November 22, was a prominent explorer and academic in Argentina, where he is usually referred to as Perito Moreno perito means "specialist, Michael Schudson Michael S.
He is Professor Emeritus at the Harriet Martineau Harriet Martineau ; 12 June — 27 June was a British social theorist and Whig writer, often cited as the first female sociologist.
Martineau wrote many books and a multitude of essays Wright Mills Charles Wright Mills — was an American sociologist, and a professor of sociology at Columbia University from until his death in Mills was published widely in popular and Bourdieu's work was primarily concerned Thorstein Veblen Thorstein Veblen 30 July — 3 August was a Norwegian-American economist and sociologist, who during his lifetime emerged as a well-known critic of capitalism.
In his best-known book, John W. Meyer John W. Meyer is a sociologist and emeritus professor at Stanford University, located in Palo Alto, California. Beginning in the s and continuing to the present day, Meyer has contributed Among other subjects, he studied exogamy and the incest taboo.In honor of Women's History Month, we're celebrating the women who've had huge impacts on the feminist movement.
For all its misconceptions, feminism at its core is about fighting for women's equality. And there are women who have been trailblazing the fight for decades now. From the brave Suffragettes who fought for women's right to vote, to Tarana Burke launching the MeToo movement, to Winona LaDuke leading the fight against climate change, these are the women of the 20th and 21st century who are paving the way for gender equality, the real definition of feminism.
In the first major rallying cry for feminism, The Suffragettes fought vehemently for women's rights, most specifically, the right to vote. Their movements and protests, both peaceful and radical, allowed for the nationwide right for women to vote in Some of the most notable women in the movement?
Mary Wollstonecraft, Susan B. An outspoken political activist, writer and social theorist, in de Beauvoir wrote The Second Sexan ahead-of-its-time book credited with paving the way for modern feminism. In the influential and at the time, extremely controversial book, de Beauvoir critiques the patriarchy and social constructs faced by women. The Second Sex was banned by The Vatican and even deemed "pornography" by some —a fearless start to the fight for feminism.
Roosevelt became the first First Lady to take on responsibilities beyond merely hosting and entertaining in the White House. Before her tenure as First Lady, she was already outspoken and involved with women's issues, working with the Women's Trade Union League and the International Congress of Working Women. From toRoosevelt wrote "My Day," a newspaper column that addressed women's work, equality and rights before there was even a word for "feminism"—the social issues at the time were considered "controversial," especially for that of a First Lady to speak about.
While her efforts didn't directly fight for women's rights, Dietrich made a contribution to feminism through fashion.
The Hollywood actress wore trousers and men's suits during a time where it was considered extremely scandalous and taboo; both on screen and privately, once almost being arrested for wearing pants in public during the s.
She was famously quoted saying, "I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men. The American writer and activist penned The Feminine Mystique inwhich is often credited for sparking the second wave of feminism that began in the '60s and '70s. Friedan spent her life working to establish women's equality, helping to establish the National Women's Political Caucus as well as organizing the Women's Strike For Equality inwhich popularized the feminist movement throughout America.
Aptly referred to as the "Mother of Feminism," Gloria Steinem led the women's liberation movements throughout the '60s and '70s—and continues to do so today. Co-founder of the feminist themed Ms. All of her efforts led to her induction into the National Women's Hall of Fame in and in she was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.Sociology is defined as the study of human social behaviour, its origins, development, power and social structure and institutions.
Though it is a social science, it uses empirical method where possible and necessary; however the often erratic nature of human behaviour means that it is also highly theoretical. Here is a list of ten of the most important sociologists. Most of his work centred on how societies could maintain their coherence in the face of modern life at a time when the typically understood social norms and power structures could no longer be maintained; as with everything, times change.
His first major work was The Division of Labour in Society in which he advanced the theory of the discipline. Fromm had already studied sociology when Hitler rose to power in Germany.
Fromm moved to New York where he was able to continue his research. As well as a sociologist, he was also a psychologist and while in the USA, he became a vocal critic of the work of Sigmund Freud.
As an Orthodox Jew, he focused heavily on the meaning behind certain biblical stories, particularly the Fall in the Garden of Eden. Yet he departed in that he saw their actions as both a virtue and indicative of human independence of thought and curiosity.
Another early figure, he is largely credited with founding the discipline. This she set up in relation with the Church of England and the British government. Though most of her studies and published work concern the Moonies, a lot of her concepts can apply to any other cult or religion where brainwashing could be used as a tool of control and dependency.
Today, Fraser is one of the most noteworthy feminist thinkers concerning the concept of social justice. Most notably, her theory is that justice must contain three concepts: distribution of resourcesrecognition of the varying contributions of different groupsand representation linguistic. She has been an advocate of Marxists campaigning for greater social contribution as well as fairer distribution which she sees as its main concept.
In her famous work Redistribution or Recognition? Fraser investigates this concept that certain roles should be given greater value. According to Habermas, there are three types of formal reasoning: cognitive-instrumental reason which is used in sciencesmoral-practical reason which concerns ethics and morality and aesthetic-expressive reason concerning the arts. His interest is in the second, particularly when understanding the breakdown of traditional religious strictures. The second of the fathers of sociology the third being Karl MarxWeber pushed the boundaries of sociology once more and argued extensively for research based on interpretation and observation rather than just an empiricist approach.
His major work was The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism in which he suggested that the rise of Protestant church led to the modern capitalist system.
He argued a need to understand social ideas within western religion in understanding market systems. One of the most prominent female sociologists in a time before feminism, Addams is seen as a quite remarkable person for her valuable contribution to the discipline. She was also a peace protester, a member of the Anti Imperialist League and started a Settlement House in the s after reading inspiring Christian literature and travelling to London to visit Toynbee Hall.
Once there, she came to understand the vital part they played in cultural connections and to integrating settlers into 19th century America. As a non-practising Jew who lived through both World War II fighting for the Soviet Polish First Army and then through communist invasion, much of his career has been dedicated to writing social theory on the holocaust, but also modernity, postmodern consumerism and liquid modernity, particularly in relation to rationality and changing social values of the s.
Sometimes a discipline will begin hundreds of years before it is recognised as an area of academic study. Ibn Khaldun lived in 14th century Tunisia and is said to be the grandfather of modern sociology; he is also considered one of the greatest philosophers anywhere in the Muslim world. Most importantly, he is responsible for coming up with the ideas of tribalism and social cohesion and their importance to society.Sign Up.
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World Technology Village New. It is too great comfort which turns a man against himself. Life is most readily renounced at the time and among the classes where it is least harsh. Emile Durkheim. Life Man Time Great. The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence. Jean Baudrillard. Sad Intelligence About Thing. Men are not allowed to think freely about chemistry and biology: why should they be allowed to think freely about political philosophy?
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The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden. Pierre Bourdieu. Science Hidden Sociology Which.My memories: Harriet Martineau
A gloss is a total system of perception and language. Talcott Parsons. Language Perception System Gloss. Each person's life is lived as a series of conversations. Deborah Tannen. Life Person Lived Series. Unlike 'real relationships', 'virtual relationships' are easy to enter and to exit.Throughout sociology's history, there have been many famous sociologists who have left their mark on the field of sociology and the world at large.
Learn more about these sociologists by browsing through this list of 21 of the most famous thinkers in sociology history. French philosopher Auguste Comte — is known as the founder of positivism and is credited with coining the term sociology. Comte helped shape and expand the field of sociology and placed a great deal of emphasis on his work on systematic observation and social order.
German political economist Karl Marx — is one of the most famous figures in the founding of sociology. He is known for his theory of historical materialism, which focuses on the way social order, like class structure and hierarchy, emerges out of the economic system of a society.
He theorized this relationship as a dialectic between the base and superstructure of society. Some of his notable works, like " The Manifesto of the Communist Party ," were co-written with German philosopher Friedrich Engels — Much of his theory is contained in the series of volumes titled Capital.
Marx has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history, and in a BBC poll he was voted the "thinker of the millennium" by people from around the world. French sociologist Emile Durkheim — is known as the "father of sociology" and is a founding figure in the field. He is credited with making sociology a science. One of his most famous pieces of work is " Suicide: A Study In Sociology ," which described the common characteristics of people who commit suicide.
Another important work of his that focuses on how society functions and regulates itself is "The Division of Labor in Society. German economics professor Max Weber — was a founding figure of the field of sociology and is considered one of the most famous sociologists in history. Though wrongfully neglected in most sociology classes today, Harriet Martineau — was a prominent British writer and political activist, and one of the earliest Western sociologists and founders of the discipline.
Her scholarship focused on the intersections of politics, morals, and society, and she wrote prolifically about sexism and gender roles. Du Bois was an American sociologist best known for his scholarship on race and racism in the aftermath of the U. Civil War.
His most notable works include "The Souls of Black Folk," in which he advanced his theory of "double consciousness," and his massive tome on the social structure of U.
Alexis de Tocqueville — was a French sociologist best known for his book " Democracy in America.
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Antonio Gramsci — was an Italian political activist and journalist who wrote prolific social theory while imprisoned by Mussolini's fascist government from — He advanced Marx's theory by focusing on the role of intellectuals, politics, and media in maintaining the dominance of the bourgeois class in a capitalist system. The concept of cultural hegemony is one of his key contributions.
Michel Foucault — was a French social theorist, philosopher, historian, public intellectual, and activist best known for revealing through his method of "archaeology" how institutions wield power by creating discourses that are used to control people.
Today, he is one of the most widely read and cited social theorists, and his theoretical contributions are still important and relevant in the 21st century. Wright Mills — is known for his controversial critiques of both contemporary society and sociological practice, particularly in his book " The Sociological Imagination "