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Daniel Bell

1919 - 2011

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Daniel Bell (May 10, 1919 – January 25, 2011) was an American sociologist, writer, editor, and professor at Harvard University, best known for his contributions to the study of post-industrialism. He has been described as "one of the leading American intellectuals of the postwar era". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Daniel Bell has received more than 378,648 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Daniel Bell is the 22nd most popular sociologist (down from 21st in 2019), the 1,071st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,037th in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Sociologist.

Daniel Bell is most famous for his book The Coming of Post-Industrial Society, in which he argues that the post-industrial society will be a society of knowledge workers.

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Among sociologists, Daniel Bell ranks 22 out of 54Before him are Gabriel Tarde, Manuel Castells, Pitirim Sorokin, Peter L. Berger, C. Wright Mills, and Alain Touraine. After him are Paul Lazarsfeld, Robert Michels, Stuart Hall, Ziya Gökalp, Robert E. Park, and W. I. Thomas.

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Among people born in 1919, Daniel Bell ranks 37Before him are Moïse Tshombe, Siad Barre, Matilde Camus, Godfrey Hounsfield, Mordechai Anielewicz, and Joseph Murray. After him are Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado, Jackie Robinson, Hermine Braunsteiner, Pete Seeger, Oleg Penkovsky, and Iris Murdoch. Among people deceased in 2011, Daniel Bell ranks 38Before him are Diana Wynne Jones, Herbert A. Hauptman, Simon van der Meer, Zdeněk Miler, John McCarthy, and Jane Russell. After him are Amy Winehouse, Maria Schneider, Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Tomislav Ivić, Baruj Benacerraf, and Baruch Samuel Blumberg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Daniel Bell ranks 1,071 out of 18,182Before him are Courteney Cox (1964), Butch Cassidy (1866), Vincent Price (1911), Jane Russell (1921), Jerry Lee Lewis (1935), and Joanne Woodward (1930). After him are Guy Williams (1924), Peter Eisenman (1932), G. Stanley Hall (1846), Alicia Keys (1981), Ben E. King (1938), and William Friedkin (1935).

Among SOCIOLOGISTS In United States

Among sociologists born in United States, Daniel Bell ranks 5Before him are Robert K. Merton (1910), Talcott Parsons (1902), Immanuel Wallerstein (1930), and C. Wright Mills (1916). After him are Robert E. Park (1864), W. I. Thomas (1863), Harold Garfinkel (1917), Herbert Blumer (1900), Edwin Sutherland (1883), Charles Tilly (1929), and David Riesman (1909).