Auguste Comte (1798 – 1857) , the founder of modern sociology (actually coining the term), argued that women should be placed at the centre of social architecture. Professor Mike Gane supplies a few details about the gynocentric vision this first sociologist.
About Professor Mike Gane
Mike Gane was a founder member of the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough when it was established in 1972. He took a BA in Sociology at Leicester University, 1968, and then a PhD at the London School of Economics. He returned to Leicester 1971-2, and then to Loughborough in 1972 and was subsequently Senior Lecturer, Reader and Professor of Sociology. He became Emeritus Professor at Loughborough University in 2008.
He has published numerous papers, including a the volume Auguste Comte - (Key Sociologists)