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Oct 21 2010
1 Ronald Reagan, 40th American president, held Bachelor of Arts in sociology 23745
2 John Locke, English philosopher 22082
3 Karl Marx (1818–1883), German political philosopher, social theorist 20366
4 Vladimir Lenin, Russian revolutionary and intellectual 14668
5 Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher 11922
6 Michelle Obama (born 1964), First Lady of the United States, majored in sociology at Princeton University 11753
7 Adam Smith (1723–1790), Scottish economist and philosopher 10959
8 Thomas Hobbes, British philosopher 9797
9 Jean Piaget (1896–1980), Swiss developmental psychologist 7959
10 Max Weber (1864–1920), German sociologist 7258
11 W. E. B. Du Bois (1868–1963), American sociologist and civil rights leader 6974
12 Michel Foucault (1926–1984), French philosopher 6971
13 Jacques Derrida, French philosopher 3790
14 Jane Addams (1860–1935), American social worker and reformer 3781
15 Amartya Sen, Indian economist influential in the sociology of development 3630
16 Friedrich Engels (1820–1895), German socialist philosopher 3422
17 Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797), British social reformer 3419
18 Karl Popper, Austrian philosopher 3077
19 Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859), French essayist and political analyst 2996
20 Jacques Lacan (1901–1981), French psychoanalyst 2594
21 Marshall McLuhan (1911–1980), Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar 2568
22 Pierre Bourdieu (1930–2002), French sociologist 2557
23 Margaret Mead (1901–1978), US-American cultural anthropologist 2482
24 Herbert Spencer (1820–1903), English philosopher 2461
25 Auguste Comte (1798–1857), French founder of sociology 2342
26 Roland Barthes (1915–1980), French literary critic, literary and social theorist, philosopher, and semiotician 2225
27 Antonio Gramsci (1891–1937), Italian Marxist and social theorist 2019
28 Walter Benjamin (1892–1940), German cultural writer and sociologist 1983
29 Jean Baudrillard (1929–2007), French cultural theorist 1845
30 Hannah Arendt (1906–1975), German political theorist 1832
31 Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913), Swiss linguist (structuralism) 1772
32 Francis Galton (1822–1911), English statistician 1769
33 Erving Goffman (1922–1982), Canadian interactionistic sociologist 1746
34 Gilles Deleuze (1925–1995), French philosopher 1743
35 Robert Owen (1771–1858), Welsh social reformer 1684
36 Rosa Luxemburg (1870–1919), German socialist theoretician 1600
37 Robert K. Merton (1910–2003), US-American sociologist 1594
38 Talcott Parsons (1902–1979), American sociologist 1575
39 Judith Butler (born 1956), American gender theorist 1563
40 George Herbert Mead (1863–1931), American philosopher and social psychologist 1545
41 Thomas S. Kuhn (1922–1996), American science theorist 1493
42 Ibn Khaldun (1332/ah732–1406/ah808), North African historian, forerunner of modern historiography, sociology, and economics 1473
43 Kurt Lewin, German social psychologist 1452
44 Tommy Douglas, Canadian politician 1323
45 Herbert Simon, American social scientist 1315
46 Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927–2003), US-American sociologist, diplomat and politician 1277
47 Louis Althusser (1918–1990), Algerian-French philosopher and sociologist 1270
48 Frantz Fanon, Martinican intellectual and sociologist 1258
49 C. Wright Mills (1916–1962), US-American sociologist 1178
50 Anthony Giddens (born 1938), English sociologist 1158
51 Thorstein Veblen (1857–1929), American sociologist and economist 1140
52 Stuart Hall (born 1932), British cultural theorist 1110
53 Henri Bergson (1859–1941), French philosopher 1083
54 Ralph Miliband, British sociologist 1057
55 Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American sociologist 1040
56 Peter Kropotkin (1842–1921), Russian anarchist thinker 978
57 Georg Simmel (1858–1918), German sociologist and philosopher 917
58 Herbert Marcuse (1898–1979), German/US-American sociologist (Frankfurt School) 880
59 Fernando Henrique Cardoso, (born 1931), Brazilian sociologist, former President of Brazil 829
60 Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist 822
61 Gary Becker, American economist 806
62 Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist 804
63 Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809–1865), French utopian socialist thinker 785
64 Immanuel Wallerstein (born 1930), American sociologist and historian 766
65 Alfred Marshall, English economist 759
66 Pim Fortuyn (1948–2002), Dutch sociologist author and politician 756
67 Ilya Prigogine, Belgian chemist, main contribution to sociology is dissipative structures theory 743
68 Elias Canetti, Bulgaria-born novelist and outsider sociologist 717
69 Charles Cooley (1864–1929), American sociologist 707
70 Zygmunt Bauman (born 1925), Polish/British sociologist 695
71 Julia Kristeva, Bulgarian-French feminist sociologist 674
72 Vilfredo Pareto (1848–1923), Italian economist and sociologist 657
73 Raymond Williams (1921–1988), Welsh sociologist, novelist, and critic 652
74 Oswald Spengler (1880–1936), German philosopher 652
75 Gregory Bateson (1904–1980), English/American cybernetican 643
76 William Graham Sumner (1840–1910), American sociologist 639
77 Bruno Latour (born 1947), French sociologist of science 618
78 Fredric Jameson, American philosopher and social theorist 593
79 Karl Pearson (1857–1936), English statistician 580
80 Donna Haraway (born 1944), American gender and technology theorist 572
81 Peter L. Berger (born 1929), Austro-American sociologist 566
82 Daniel Bell (born 1919), American sociologist 564
83 Henri Lefebvre (1901–1991), French Marxist philosopher 547
84 Beatrice Webb (1858–1943), British socialist and social theorist 531
85 Charles Fourier (1772–1837), French proto-sociologist 508
86 Marcel Mauss (1872–1950), French sociologist 499
87 Harriet Martineau (1802–1876), English writer described as 'first female sociologist' 483
88 Manuel Castells (born 1942), Spanish sociologist and urban planner 476
89 E. P. Thompson (1924–1993), British socialist historian 467
90 Alfred L. Kroeber (1876–1960), American anthropologist 451
91 Jade Puget (born 1973), American musician 439
92 Johan Galtung, Norwegian sociologist, mathematician, and founder of peace studies. 437
93 Victor Turner, British anthropologist 431
94 Imre Lakatos, Hungarian philosopher 428
95 Karl Polanyi, Polish economist 416
96 Niklas Luhmann (1927–1998), German sociologist (systems theory) 415
97 Ali Shariati (1933–1977), Iranian sociologist and writer 397
98 Max Horkheimer (1895–1973), German social theorist 390
99 Saskia Sassen (born 1949), American sociologist 383
100 Mary Douglas, British anthropologist and sociologist of perception 381
101 Cornelius Castoriadis (1922–1997), Greek philosopher and political theorist 371
102 Michel de Certeau, French cultural sociologist 356
103 Charles Murray (born 1943), US-American sociologist 354
104 Antonio Negri, Italian political philosopher and critic of Luhmann 353
105 Charles Tilly (1929–2008), American sociologist 346
106 Siegfried Kracauer, German sociologist 326
107 William Julius Wilson (born 1935), American sociologist 324
108 Mark Granovetter, American sociologist 323
109 Eduard Bernstein, German politician and intellectual 320
110 Arlie Russell Hochschild, American sociologist 313
111 Amin Maalouf, Lebanese author with a degree in sociology 311
112 Howard S. Becker (born 1928), American sociologist 305
113 Paul Virilio, French philosopher and social theorist 302
114 Arjun Appadurai, Indian sociologist 300
115 Lester Frank Ward (1841–1913), founder of American sociology 300
116 Gustave Le Bon (1841–1931), French social psychologist 300
117 Harold Innis, Canadian sociologist who developed staples theory 299
118 William Labov (born 1927), American sociolinguist and dialectologist 297
119 Robert E. Park (1864–1944), American sociologist 297
120 Andre Gunder Frank (1929–2005), German economic historian and sociologist 294
121 Steven Lukes, British social theorist 291
122 Francisco Varela (1946–2001), Chilean biologist and philosopher 289
123 Otto Neurath (1882–1945), Austrian sociologist and political economist 284
124 Edwin Sutherland (1893–1950), American criminologist 279
125 Ernest Gellner (1925–1995), Czech-British philosopher and social anthropologist 274
126 Harold Garfinkel (born 1917), American sociologist 273
127 Norbert Elias (1897–1990), German sociologist 257
128 Humberto Maturana, Chilean biologist and sociologist of knowledge 254
129 Ralf Dahrendorf (1929–2009), German-British sociologist and politician 246
130 Karl Kautsky, Russian Marxist theorist 240
131 Max Scheler, German philosopher and founder of the sociology of knowledge 240
132 Paul Gilroy, British sociologist 239
133 Patricia Hill Collins (born 1948), American sociologist 233
134 George Ritzer (born 1940), American sociologist 233
135 Todd Gitlin, American sociologist 231
136 Herbert Blumer (1900–1987), American sociologist 229
137 Seymour Martin Lipset (born 1922), American comparativist sociologist 226
138 Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh, American sociologist 222
139 Adolphe Quetelet, French statistician and sociologist 221
140 Raymond Aron (1905–1983), French philosopher and sociologist 221
141 Amitai Etzioni (born 1929), US-American sociologist 219
142 Ulrich Beck (born 1944), German sociologist 218
143 W. I. Thomas (1863–1947), American social psychologist 218
144 Peter Townsend, British sociologist of poverty 215
145 Alfred Weber (1868–1958), German sociologist 210
146 Adam Ferguson, Scottish social philosopher 209
147 Georges Sorel, French philosopher 202
148 William H. Whyte (1917–1999), American sociologist, journalist and peoplewatcher 197
149 Hippolyte Taine (1828–1893), French positivist historian and critic 196
150 Gabriel Tarde (1843–1904), French sociologist and social psychologist 195
151 Ernesto Laclau, Argentinian sociologist 195
152 Stanley Cohen, British sociologist (criminology) 194
153 Ian Svenonius, American cultural sociologist 192
154 Chantal Mouffe, Belgian post-Marxist theorist 191
155 Richard Hoggart (born 1918), British sociologist and founding member of the Birmingham University Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies 191
156 Edgar Morin, French sociologist 189
157 Karl Mannheim (1893–1947), Hungarian/German sociologist 187
158 Pitirim Sorokin (1889–1968), Russian sociologist 186
159 Heinz von Foerster (1911–2002), Austrian/American cybernetican 184
160 James Samuel Coleman (1926–1995), American sociologist 178
161 Barney Glaser, American sociologist 175
162 Nancy Chodorow (born 1944), American sociologist, psychoanalyst, and gender theorist 174
163 Charles Booth, British social researcher 170
164 George C. Homans (1910–1989), American behavioural sociologist 164
165 Robert Michels (1876–1936), German political sociologist 160
166 Michael Young, British Sociologist and Labour politician who coined the term "meritocracy". 157
167 Gerhard Lenski, American evolutionary sociologist 157
168 Barrington Moore, Jr., American political sociologist 157
169 Nancy Fraser, American social theorist 155
170 Jean Ziegler (born 1934), Swiss sociologist 154
171 Jon Elster, Norwegian sociologist 149
172 Axel Honneth (born 1949), German social theorist 141
173 Richard Sennett (born 1943), American sociologist and public figure 134
174 G. William Domhoff, American sociologist 133
175 Dorothy E. Smith (born 1926), British/American sociologist and gender theorist 133
176 Serge Moscovici, French psychologist and major influence in the study of social representations and social movements 133
177 Louis Wirth (1897–1952), German/American sociologist 131
178 Roger Caillois, French sociologist 131
179 Barry Wellman (born 1942), Canadian/American sociologist 131
180 Maurice Duverger, French sociologist 131
181 Kingsley Davis, American sociologist 128
182 Philip Selznick, American sociologist 128
183 Harrison White, American sociologist 126
184 Nicos Poulantzas (1936–1979), Greek political sociologist 125
185 Werner Sombart (1863–1941), German economist and sociologist 123
186 Adam Przeworski, Polish political sociologist 123
187 Andrey Korotayev (born 1961), Russian sociologist 116
188 Giovanni Sartori, Italian political scientist 116
189 Lucien Goldmann, Romanian/French sociologist 111
190 Randall Collins, American sociologist 109
191 Stanley Aronowitz, American sociologist 109
192 E. Digby Baltzell, American sociologist 108
193 Nikolas Rose, British sociologist 106
194 Giovanni Arrighi, Italian sociologist 106
195 Eviatar Zerubavel, American cognitive sociologist 104

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