Ann Oakley (1944- ) is a distinguished British sociologist, feminist, and writer. She received her PhD in 1969 based, in part, on her study of women's attitudes toward housework. Indeed, several of her early academic books stemmed from this work. She is also known for her sociological work in the sub field of medical sociology and women's health and has made important contributions to debates about sociological research methods.
"Coloro che hanno la fortuna di dedicare la propria vita allo studio del mondo sociale non possono restare in una posizione neutrale e indifferente, distaccata dalle lotte che hanno come posta in gioco le sorti stesse di questo mondo". (Pierre Bourdieu)
Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002) was a French sociologist, anthropologist & philosopher. He pioneered investigative frameworks & concepts such as cultural, social & symbolic capital, & habitus, field, & symbolic violence. [click on this image to find a short video & analysis of Bourdieu's concept of habitus]