Teodor Shanin in 2014
|Died||February 4, 2020 (aged 89)|
|Known for||The Awkward Class|
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). He founded the The Open Society Institute, Ford Foundation and the Moscow School for the Social and Economic Sciences in 1995.
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.
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