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Harold Garfinkel

1917 - 2011

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Harold Garfinkel (October 29, 1917 – April 21, 2011) was an American sociologist and ethnomethodologist, who taught at the University of California, Los Angeles. Having developed and established ethnomethodology as a field of inquiry in sociology, he is probably best known for Studies in Ethnomethodology (1967), a collection of articles. Selections from unpublished materials were later published in two volumes: Seeing Sociologically and Ethnomethodology's Program. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harold Garfinkel has received more than 281,188 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Harold Garfinkel is the 30th most popular sociologist (down from 29th in 2019), the 1,912th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,754th in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Sociologist.

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Among sociologists, Harold Garfinkel ranks 30 out of 54Before him are Robert Michels, Stuart Hall, Ziya Gökalp, Robert E. Park, W. I. Thomas, and Thomas Luckmann. After him are Saskia Sassen, Ludwig Gumplowicz, Georges Gurvitch, Amitai Etzioni, Herbert Blumer, and Edwin Sutherland.

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Among people born in 1917, Harold Garfinkel ranks 82Before him are Yevgeny Khaldei, Will Eisner, Hirokazu Ninomiya, Obdulio Varela, Jean Rouch, and Pedro Infante. After him are Buddy Rich, Alparslan Türkeş, Zhang Chunqiao, Asmahan, Nikolai Ogarkov, and Vera Lynn. Among people deceased in 2011, Harold Garfinkel ranks 76Before him are Itamar Franco, Johannes Heesters, Tom Gehrels, Sergei Bagapsh, Yelena Bonner, and Valentin Ivanov. After him are Jack Kevorkian, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Andy Whitfield, Walter Bonatti, Vasily Alekseyev, and Eugene Nida.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harold Garfinkel ranks 1,912 out of 18,182Before him are Alben W. Barkley (1877), Carole King (1942), Robby Krieger (1946), Josiah Warren (1798), Roger Corman (1926), and Joan Rivers (1933). After him are Asa Griggs Candler (1851), Vera Wang (1949), John Cusack (1966), Fran Drescher (1957), Gloria Steinem (1934), and Buddy Rich (1917).

Among SOCIOLOGISTS In United States

Among sociologists born in United States, Harold Garfinkel ranks 8Before him are Talcott Parsons (1902), Immanuel Wallerstein (1930), C. Wright Mills (1916), Daniel Bell (1919), Robert E. Park (1864), and W. I. Thomas (1863). After him are Herbert Blumer (1900), Edwin Sutherland (1883), Charles Tilly (1929), David Riesman (1909), Mark Granovetter (1943), and Howard S. Becker (1928).