Everett Stonequist

Everett Verner Stonequist (October 5, 1901 - March 26, 1979) was an American Sociologist perhaps best known for his 1937 book, The Marginal Man

"The marginal person is poised in the psychological uncertainty between two (or more) social worlds; reflecting in his soul the discords and harmonies, repulsions and attractions of these worlds...within which membership is implicitly if not explicitly based upon birth or ancestry...and where exclusion removes the individual from a system of group relations." (Stonequist, 1937, p.8)