List of famous male sociologists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male sociologists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being sociologists. There are thousand of males working as sociologists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic sociologists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a sociologist then the people below should give you inspiration.
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Michel Foucault was a French philosopher, historian of ideas, social theorist, philologist and literary critic. His theories addressed the relationship between power and knowledge, and how they are used as a form of social control through societal institutions. Though often cited as a post-structuralist and postmodernist, Foucault rejected these labels, preferring to present his thought as a critical history of modernity. His thought has been highly influential for both academic and activist groups. Born in Poitiers, France to an upper-middle-class family, Foucault was educated at the Lycée Henri-IV and then the École Normale Supérieure, where he developed an interest in philosophy and came ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 58 (1926-1984)
Birthplace: Europe, Metropolitan France, Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, Vienne
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Karl Emil Maximilian "Max" Weber was a German sociologist, philosopher, and political economist whose ideas profoundly influenced social theory and social research. Weber is often cited, with Émile Durkheim and Karl Marx, as among the three founders of sociology. Weber was a key proponent of methodological antipositivism, arguing for the study of social action through interpretive means, based on understanding the purpose and meaning that individuals attach to their own actions. Weber's main intellectual concern was understanding the processes of rationalisation, secularisation, and "disenchantment" that he associated with the rise of capitalism and modernity, and which he saw as the result ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 56 (1864-1920)
Birthplace: Eurasia, Thuringia, Germany, Erfurtsee more on Max Weber
Daniel Patrick Moynihan was an American politician and sociologist. A member of the Democratic Party, he was first elected to the United States Senate for New York in 1976, and was re-elected three times. He declined to run for re-election in 2000. Prior to his years in the Senate, Moynihan was the United States' Ambassador to the United Nations and to India, and was a member of four successive presidential administrations, beginning with the administration of John F. Kennedy, and continuing through that of Gerald Ford. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 76 (1927-2003)
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of Americasee more on Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Harry Edwards is an African-American sociologist who took his PhD at Cornell University and is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Edwards' career has focused on the experiences of African-American athletes and he is a strong advocate of black participation in the management of professional sports. He has served as a staff consultant to the San Francisco 49ers football team and to the Golden State Warriors basketball team. He has also been involved in recruiting black talent for front-office positions in major league baseball. Author of The Revolt of the Black Athlete, Edwards was the architect of the Olympic Project for Human Rights, which led to the ...more on Wikipedia
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