Greatest sociologist ever

In genius studies, greatest sociologist ever, abbreviation (GSE:#), refers to the greatest mind or geniuses, depending, in sociology off all time. []

Overview
In 2007, English sociologist John Scott (Scott 50:#), in his multi-contributor treatise Fifty Key Sociologists: the Formative Theorists, published an alphabetically listed ordering of 50 key sociologist, as follows:

1. Jane Addams
2. Theodor Adorno
3. Charles Booth
4. Helen Bosanquet
5. Auguste Comte
6. Charles Cooley
7. Oliver Cox
8. William DuBois
9. Emile Durkheim
10. Edward Evans-Pritchard
11. Sigmund Freud
12. Antonio Gramsci
13. Ludwig Gumplowicz
14. Maurice Halbwachs
15. Leonard Hobbouse
16. Frederic le Play
17. Gyorgy Lukacs
18. Bronislaw Malinowski
19. Karl Mannheim
20. Herbert Marcuse
21. T.H. Marshall
22. Harriet Martineau
23. Karl Marx
24. Marcel Mauss
25. George Mead
26. Lewis Morgan
27. Gaetano Mosca
28. Gunnar Myrdal
29. Vilfredo Pareto
30. Alfred Radcliffe-Brown
31. Seebohm Rowntree
32. Ferdinand de Saussure
33. Max Scheler
34. Alfred Schutz
35. Georg Simmel
36. Albion Small
37. Werner Sombart
38. Pitirim Sorokin
39. Herbert Spencer
40. William Sumner
41. Gabriel Tarde
42. Alexis de Tocqueville
43. Ferdinand Tonnies
44. Edward Tylor
45. Thorstein Veblen
46. Lester Ward
47. Lloyd Warner
48. Beatrice Webb
49. Max Weber
50. Florian Znaniecki

In 2008, WikiBooks editors, in their “famous sociologists” chapter (Ѻ), of Introduction to Sociology, amassed the following chronologically ordered list:

1. Auguste Comte
2. Emile Durkheim
3. Karl Marx
4. Herbert Spencer
5. Georg Simmel
6. Thorstein Veblen
7. Charles Cooley
8. George Mead
9. Max Weber
10. Talcott Parsons
11. Harold Garfinkel
12.Erving Goffman
13. Pierre Bourdieu

In 2013, DegreeInSociology.net published (Ѻ) the following list of “10 Influential Sociologists of the 20th Century”:

1. Emile Durkheim
2. Max Weber
3. Charles Mills (1916-1962)
4. Daniel Bell (1919-2011)
5. Erving Goffman
6. Michel Foucault
7. Jurgen Habermas (1929-)
8. Pierre Bourdieu
9. Anthony Giddens (1938-)
10. Gary Fine (1950-)

In 2017, Eliran Bar-El, a PhD sociology candidate, at the University of Cambridge, at TheQuestion.com, in response to the query: “What are the top 10 modern sociologists to read and why?”, posted (Ѻ) the following listing, with detailed commentary:

1. Harriet Martineau
2. Emile Durkheim
3. Gabriel Tarde
4. Karl Marx
5. Max Weber
6. Georg Simmel
7. W.E.B. du Bois
8. Erving Goffman
9. Pierre Bourdieu
10. Bruno Latour

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See also
Greatest economist ever
Greatest historian ever
Greatest philosopher ever
Humanities citation ranking

See also
Sociological Theory Timeline (2014) – Hmolpedia thread.

References
1. Scott, John. (2007). Fifty Key Sociologists: the Formative Theorists (methodology, pg. #). Routledge.

External links
List of sociologists – Wikipedia.

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