Ivan Szelenyi is professor emeritus and former dean of social sciences at New York University Abu Dhabi.
Alvin Gouldner published The Coming Crisis of Western Sociology just 45 years ago, in 1970. Like most great theories it was the Owl of Minerva, which came with the dusk. Gouldner predicted the fall of Parsonion (quasi)-positivist functionalism and the raise of a more reflexive sociology.