Teodor Shanin

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Teodor Shanin
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Teodor Shanin in 2014
Born(1930-10-30)October 30, 1930
DiedFebruary 4, 2020(2020-02-04) (aged 89)
NationalityBritish
OccupationSociologist
Known forThe Awkward Class

Teodor Shanin OBE (30 October 1930 – 4 February 2020) was a Lithuanian-born British-Russian sociologist.

He worked as a Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. He was best known for his first book, The Awkward Class, Political Sociology of Peasantry in a Developing Society, Russia, 1910-25 (Clarendon Press, 1972).[1] He founded the The Open Society Institute, Ford Foundation and the Moscow School for the Social and Economic Sciences in 1995.[2]

Shanin was President of the Moscow School, Professor Emeritus of the University of Manchester, and an Honorary Fellow of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences.[3]

In 2002 he was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for service to education in Russia.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "An exchange of peasantries". Times Higher Education (THE). 1998-03-20. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
  2. "History". www.msses.ru. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
  3. "Teodor Shanin". www.msses.ru. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
  4. Gold, Karen (2002-09-10). "Peasants' professor". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-05-30.