Quinney, Richard

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Quinney, Richard Gender: M
born on 16 May 1934 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 42n40, 88w33
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 25°07' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 01°22 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 21°26'


American sociologist, writer, and photographer known for his philosophical and critical approach to crime and social justice. After earning his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, he taught at several universities on the East Coast and in the Midwest. He was awarded the Edwin Sutherland Award in 1984 by the American Society of Criminology for his contributions to criminological theory. He is currently professor emeritus of sociology at Northern Illinois University.

Quinney is also the author of several books that combine photography with autobiographical writing. Recently he founded the independent press Borderland Books in Madison, Wisconsin. In addition to Quinney's works, the press publishes books by other notable Wisconsin authors such as Roy Chapman Andrews, Glenway Wescott, and August Derleth.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes date, year and place from "Things Once Seen" by Richard Quinney (Borderland Books, 2008), p. 76. And time of birth from "Borderland: A Midwest Journal" by Richard Quinney (University of Wisconsin Press, 2001), p. 65: "May 18, Monday. I do not know a better way to celebrate my birthday . . . On Saturday . . . Driving to town for a dish of ice cream, my mother reminded me that I was born on the hottest day she has ever known. I came into this world at eleven o'clock in the morning."


  • Vocation : Art : Photography
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Sociologist
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer