Sociology Index

Louis Wirth

Among distinguished sociologists, Louis Wirth studied in the United States, where he became a leading sociologist in Chicago sociology during the 1930s.

His doctoral thesis was published as The Ghetto (1925), and he maintained his interests in city life, minority group behaviour, and mass media throughout his influential career.

Sociologist Louis Wirth is best known as the author of a classic essay on 'Urbanism as a Way of Life'.