Harold Garfinkel

1917 - 2011

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Harold Garfinkel (October 29, 1917 – April 21, 2011) was an American sociologist, ethnomethodologist, and a Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is known for establishing and developing ethnomethodology as a field of inquiry in sociology. He is probably best known for his classic book, Studies in Ethnomethodology, which was published in 1967, a collection of articles some of which had previously been published. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harold Garfinkel has received more than 204,773 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Harold Garfinkel is the 29th most popular sociologist (up from 33rd in 2019), the 1,755th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,133rd in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Sociologist.

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Among sociologists, Harold Garfinkel ranks 29 out of 54Before him are Alain Touraine, Paul Lazarsfeld, Robert E. Park, Stuart Hall, Ziya Gökalp, and W. I. Thomas. After him are Thomas Luckmann, Saskia Sassen, Ludwig Gumplowicz, Herbert Blumer, Georges Gurvitch, and Amitai Etzioni.

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Among people born in 1917, Harold Garfinkel ranks 80Before him are Rodney Robert Porter, Kunitaka Sueoka, Magda Szabó, Ettore Sottsass, Stéphane Hessel, and Katharine Graham. After him are Kamal Jumblatt, Irving Penn, Yevgeny Khaldei, Pedro Infante, Urie Bronfenbrenner, and Chung Il-kwon. Among people deceased in 2011, Harold Garfinkel ranks 78Before him are Jack Kevorkian, Cy Twombly, Roberts Blossom, Valentin Ivanov, Andy Whitfield, and Yelena Bonner. After him are Johannes Heesters, Archduke Felix of Austria, Nguyễn Cao Kỳ, William Lipscomb, Ken Russell, and Eugene Nida.

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Among people born in United States, Harold Garfinkel ranks 1,755 out of 15,968Before him are Robert H. Grubbs (1942), Stuart Whitman (1928), Katharine Graham (1917), Winsor McCay (1867), Roberts Blossom (1924), and Richard Avedon (1923). After him are Thomas Huckle Weller (1915), Christopher Latham Sholes (1819), Stacy Keach (1941), Julian Schnabel (1951), Paul Marcinkus (1922), and Elmer Bernstein (1922).

Among SOCIOLOGISTS In United States

Among sociologists born in United States, Harold Garfinkel ranks 8Before him are Robert K. Merton (1910), 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), David Riesman (1909), Edwin Sutherland (1883), Seymour Martin Lipset (1922), Charles Tilly (1929), and Howard S. Becker (1928).