Alex Inkeles

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Alex Inkeles passed away on July 9, 2010. "He was a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and also a professor of sociology and, by courtesy, of education (emeritus) at Stanford University.

"Bio as of June 2010: His most recent volumes are One World Emerging? Convergence and Divergence in Industrial Societies (Westview Press, 1998) and National Character: A Psycho-Social Perspective (Transaction Publications, 1997). He is editor (with Masamichi Sasaki) of Comparing Nations and Cultures (Prentice Hall, 1995). Exploring Individual Modernity (Columbia University Press, 1983) appeared in a Chinese edition (Tianjin People's Publishing House, 1995). His classic Becoming Modern: Individual Change in Six Developing Countries (Harvard University Press, 1974) has also been translated into Chinese.

"The author of numerous books and more than 150 articles on sociology and social psychology, he received the Kappa Tau Alpha Award for the best book on mass communication and journalism for his first book, Public Opinion in Soviet Russia (1950), and the Grant Squires Prize from Columbia University (1955). "Linking the Whole Human Race: The World as a Communications System" was awarded the first annual prize for work contributed to the journal Business in the Contemporary World in 1990....

"Before coming to Stanford University, he was a professor of sociology at Harvard University.

"In 1998 Inkeles served as a fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at the Institute of Statistical Mathematics in Tokyo. In 1997, he served as a senior visiting scholar at the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania. He held a National Academy of Sciences fellowship in 1992 and a Guggenheim fellowship for study in Israel and the United Kingdom in 1977–1978. In 1977, he was a Fulbright scholar in Greece and in 1985 in Chile. Inkeles has held fellowships at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York (1966 and 1985–86); the Eisenhower Foundation of Taiwan (1984–85); the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey (4–75); and the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California (1955–56).

"Born in Brooklyn, New York, he received an A.B. degree in 1941 and an A.M. in 1946 from Cornell University. He received a Ph.D. in 1949 from Columbia University." [1]

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  1. Alex Inkeles, hoover, accessed January 15, 2011.