Levy, Marion J. Jr.
|born on||12 December 1918 at 18:15 (= 6:15 PM )|
|Place||Galveston, Texas, 29n18, 94w48|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||20°11' 15°18 Asc. 03°34'|
American sociologist noted for his work on modernization theory, and perhaps best known outside academia for an extremely short book, Levy's Laws of the Disillusionment of the True Liberal. The cynical "laws", originally numbering six and ultimately totalling 11, became a commonly quoted source of condensed sociopolitical wisdom.
Levy received his doctorate in sociology from Harvard, studying under Talcott Parsons. Levy was hired at Princeton in 1947 and would work there for the remainder of his life.
Levy was an advocate of structural-functionalism in sociology. His two-volume Modernization and the Structure of Societies was a systematic statement of modernization theory. Levy also produced analytic works on Chinese and Japanese history.
He died on 26 May 2002, aged 83.
Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield.
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 83)
- Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Sociologist
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Sociology)