Merton, Robert King

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Born: Jul 04, 1910 AD
Died: 2003 AD, at 92 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Sociologist


1910 - Born on the 4th of July, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

1936 - Receiving a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

1938 - His first work in the sociology of science, Science, Technology and Society in Seventeenth Century England.

1939 - He next served on the faculty of Tulane University.

1941 - Appointment at Columbia University.

1946 - Mass Persuasion.

         - Appointment at Columbia University.

1963 - He was named Giddings Professor of Sociology.

1965 - On the Shoulders of Giants.

1967 - On Theoretical Sociology.

1969 - Social Theory and Functional Analysis.

1971 - He served as associate director of the university's Bureau of Applied Social Research, which had opened under the direction of Paul Lazarsfeld one year before Merton's arrival.

1973 - The Sociology of Science.

1976 - Their academic collaboration, strengthened the standards of training for the social sciences.

         - Social Ambivalence and Other Essays.

1994 - Merton became the first sociologist to receive a National Medal of Science.

1997 - His son, economist Robert C. Merton, won a Nobel Prize.
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