Famous sociologists

Timeline created by melberkley
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  • Auguste Comte

    Auguste Comte
  • Harriet Martineau

    Harriet Martineau
  • Karl Marx

    Karl Marx
  • Herbert Spencer

    Herbert Spencer
  • Emile Durkheim

    Emile Durkheim
  • Jane Addams

    Jane Addams
  • Max Weber

    Max Weber
  • W.E.B. DuBois

    W.E.B. DuBois
  • C. Wright Mills

    C. Wright Mills
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    Auguste Comte

    Founder of French positivism. Invented the term sociology.
    Nationality: French.
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    Harriet Martineau

    Founding mother of sociology. Translated Auguste Comte's Les Cours de Philosophie Positive.
    Nationality: English.
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    Karl Marx

    Created the Conflict Theory. "the history of all existing society is a history of class struggle"
    Nationality: German.
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    Herbert Spencer

    Views and ideas about evolulution (social evolution). Coined the phrase "survival of the fittest".
    Nationality: Canadian.
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    Emile Durkheim

    Father of sociology. Made sociology a science.
    Nationality: French.
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    Jane Addams

    Social worker. Won the Novel Peace Prize of 1931. Worked in the Hull House.
    Nationality: American.
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    Max Weber

    Also considered as the father of sociology. Came up with the four different types of social action.
    Nationality: German.
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    W.E.B. DuBois

    Contributed much to our understanding of racial colonialism, racial enslavement, and placed the study of African Americans into two categories.
    Nationality: Ghana.
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    C. Wright Mills

    Taught sociology at the University of Maryland, Columbia University, and was professor of sociology at Columbia.
    Nationality: American.