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Durkheim, Émile 1858-1917

Works: 1,404 works in 5,807 publications in 24 languages and 121,470 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Collector, Dedicatee, Contributor, Editor, Creator, Honoree, Correspondent, Interviewee, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director
Classifications: HM22.F8, 301
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The elementary forms of the religious life by mile Durkheim( Book )

344 editions published between 1912 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 5,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author sets himself the task of discovering the enduring source of human social identity. He investigates what he considered to be the simplest form of documented religion - totemism among the Aborigines of Australia. For Durkheim, studying Aboriginal religion was a way 'to yield an understanding of the religious nature of man, by showing us an essential and permanent aspect of humanity'. The need and capacity of men and women to relate to one another socially lies at the heart of his exploration, in which religion embodies the beliefs that shape our moral universe. This book has been applauded and debated by sociologists, anthropologists, ethnographers, philosophers, and theologians, and continues to speak to new generations about the intriguing origin and nature of religion and society
The rules of sociological method by mile Durkheim( Book )

379 editions published between 1895 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 4,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revised for the first time in over thirty years, this edition of Emile Durkheim's masterful work on the nature and scope of sociology is updated with a new introduction and improved translation by leading scholar Steven Lukes that puts Durkheim's work into context for the twenty-first century reader. The Rules of Sociological Method represents Emile Durkheim's manifesto for sociology. He argues forcefully for the objective, scientific, and methodological underpinnings of sociology as a discipline and establishes guiding principles for future research. The substantial new introduction by leading Durkheim scholar Steven Lukes explains and sets into context Durkheim's arguments. Lukes examines the still-controversial debates about The Rules of Sociological Method's six chapters and explains their relevance to present-day sociology. The edition also includes Durkheim's subsequent thoughts on method in the form of articles, debates with scholars from other disciplines, and letters. The original translation has been revised and reworked in order to make Durkheim's arguments clearer and easier to read. This is an essential resource for students and scholars hoping to deepen their understanding of one of the pioneering voices in modern sociology and twentieth-century social thought
Suicide, a study in sociology: by mile Durkheim( Book )

123 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1897, this is Durkheim's pioneering attempt to offer a sociological explanation for a phenomenon regarded until then as exclusively psychological and individualistic
The division of labor in society by mile Durkheim( Book )

116 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this momentous challenge to the economic theories of Adam Smith and Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim presents a visionary reconception of the social structures for production and allocation that are the cornerstones of capitalism. He asks how individuality can be retained within the capitalist system. He argues that class conflict is not inherent in a capitalistic society as Marx contended, but that the unfettered growth of state power would lead to the extinction of individuality. He suggests that only in a free society that promotes voluntary bonds between its members can individuality prosper
Professional ethics and civic morals by mile Durkheim( Book )

133 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most neglected of Durkheim's key works. Professional Ethics and Civic Morals makes a seminal contribution our understanding of the state
Sociology and philosophy by mile Durkheim( Book )

169 editions published between 1864 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in English in 1953, this volume represents a collection of three essays written by seminal sociologist and philsopher Emile Durkheim in which he puts forward the thesis that society is both a dynamic system and the seat of moral life. Each essay stands alone, but their connecting thread is the dialectic demonstration that a phenomenon, be a sociological or psychological one, is relatively independent of its matrix. The essays provide a valuable insight into Durkeheimian thought on sociological and philsophical matters and offer an excellent guide to Durkheim for stude
Education and sociology by mile Durkheim( Book )

168 editions published between 1914 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La première édition de cet ouvrage d'un grand sociologue français remonte à 1922. L'ouvrage contient quatre études, précédées d'une introduction, p. 11-40, sur l'oeuvre pédagogique de Durkheim
Socialism and Saint-Simon (Le socialisme) by mile Durkheim( Book )

112 editions published between 1928 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This famous study of the development of socialism, but the greatest of French sociologists, continues to be a rich source of insight into both socialist thought and Durkheim's theories. This important and influential work treats socialism in its most dynamic sense: as a social and moral philosophy, a way of life and thought. It provides a useful perspective on the nature of socialist thought before Lenin, carefully defining the differences between communism and socialism. This first English translation of Le Socialisme reveals Saint-Simon's profound influence upon the author's thinking Durkheim devotes a major part of the book to an examination of the doctrines of this early nineteenth-century socialist, the common ancestor of such notable theorists as Comte, Marx, and the author himself
Moral education; a study in the theory and application of the sociology of education by mile Durkheim( Book )

87 editions published between 1925 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study in the sociology of education features 18 lectures by an influential theorist who discusses school as an appropriate setting for moral education. A pioneer of sociology, Emile Durkheim explains the first element in fostering morality as the development of a sense of discipline, followed b
Primitive classification by mile Durkheim( Book )

63 editions published between 1063 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Durkheim and Mauss claim that the individual mind is incapable of classification, and they seek the origin of 'classificatory function' in society. On the basis of an intensive examination of forms and principles of symbolic classification reported from the Australian aborigines, the Zuñi and traditional China, they try to establish a formal correspondence between social and symbolic classification. From this they argue that the mode of classification is determined by the form of society, and that the notions of space, time, hierarchy, number, class and other such cognitive categories are products of society." -- Back cover
De la division du travail social by mile Durkheim( Book )

196 editions published between 1893 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Ueber soziale Arbeitsteilung / E. Durkheim. Arbeitsteilung und Moral / Niklas Luhmann. Arbeitsteilung, Solidarität und Moral / Hans-Peter Müller und Michael Schmid
On suicide by mile Durkheim( Book )

159 editions published between 1897 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emile Durkheim, one of the fathers of modern sociology, was the first to suggest that suicide might be as much a response to society as an act of individual despair. When he looked at social, religious, or racial groups that had high incidences of suicide, he discovered that abnormally high or low levels of social integration increase the likelihood of suicide. More than a century after its initial publication, Durkheim's groundbreaking work continues to fascinate and challenge those seeking to understand one of the least understandable of human acts. (Barnes & Noble)
Selected writings by mile Durkheim( Book )

34 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the only collection of Durkheim's writings to draw upon the whole body of his work. Many of the texts in the book are here translated for the first time. Dr. Giddens takes his selections from a wide variety of sources and includes a number of items from untranslated writings in the Revue Philosophique, Année Sociologique and from L'évolution pedagogue en France. Selections from previously translated writings have been checked against the originals and amended or re-translated where necessary. Dr. Giddens arranges his selections thematically rather than chronologically. However, extracts from all phases of Durkheim's intellectual career are represented, giving the date of their first publication, which makes the evolution of his thought easily traceable. In his introduction Dr. Giddens discusses phases in the interpretation of Durkheim's thought, as well as the main themes in his work, with an analysis of the effects of his thinking on modern sociology. The book is for students at any level taking courses in sociology, social anthropology and social theory, for whom Durkheim is one of the major writers studied
Montesquieu and Rousseau: forerunners of sociology by mile Durkheim( Book )

30 editions published between 1960 and 1982 in English and French and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings from Emile Durkheim by mile Durkheim( )

27 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emile Durkheim is regarded as a 'founding father' of sociology, and is studied in all basic sociology courses. This handy textbook provides a collection of the key passages from Durkheim's major works and successfully encapsulates the core of his sociology." "With this text, Kenneth Thompson has effectively filled a gap that previously existed in the literature available on Durkheim, by providing an outstanding collection of modern and reliable translations. Offering both in-depth coverage and useful reference, this text provides an indispensable aid to those seeking to gain access to Durkheim's writings."--Jacket
Durkheim on religion : a selection of readings with bibliographies by mile Durkheim( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together the most comprehensive selection yet available of Emile Durkheim's writings on religion. Besides helping to establish the discipline of sociology in France, Durkheim is widely recognized as one of the founding figures in the modern study of religion. The volume contains a new translation of important sections of The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (1912), of some of Durkheim's early reviews, articles, and extracts from books, presented in order of original publication. Also included are comprehensive bibliographies, and early reviews of Durkheim's work on religion by such writers as van Gennep, Goldenwieser, Stanner, and, for the first time in English, by the French sociologist Gaston Richard."--Jacket
Emile Durkheim; [selections from his work by mile Durkheim( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emile Durkheim, 1858-1917; a collection of essays, with translations and a bibliography by Kurt H Wolff( Book )

7 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution of educational thought : lectures on the formation and development of secondary education in France by mile Durkheim( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Durkheim's philosophy lectures notes from the Lycée de Sens course, 1883-1884 by mile Durkheim( )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In these lectures, given more than a decade before the publication of this book, The Division of Labor in Society (1893), Emile Durkheim, the founder of French sociology, sets out to introduce secondary school students to the field of philosophy. Moving easily back and forth between the history of philosophy and the contributions of philosophers in his own day, Durkheim takes up topics as diverse as philosophical psychology, logic, ethics, and metaphysics and seeks to articulate a unified philosophical position." "Remarkably, the "social realism" that is so characteristics of his later work - where he insists, famously, that social facts cannot be reduced to psychological or economic ones and that such facts constrain human action in important ways - is totally absent in these early lectures. For this reason, they will be of special interest to students of the history of the social sciences, for they shed important light on the course of Durkheim's intellectual development. But because all members of the French elite would have been exposed to a lycee philosophy course similar in certain fundamental respects to the one Durkheim taught, the lectures actually offer something more: a window into the nineteenth-century French mind. Intellectual historians, historically minded philosophers, and scholars of French history will find the lectures a valuable document. Insofar as they speak to the philosophical foundations of Durkheim's thought, they should also be of great interest to social theorists."--Jacket
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Dirkem, Emil

Dirkheims, Emils 1858-1917

Di︠u︡rkem, E. 1858-1917

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The rules of sociological methodSuicide, a study in sociology:The division of labor in societyProfessional ethics and civic moralsSociology and philosophySocialism and Saint-Simon (Le socialisme)Moral education; a study in the theory and application of the sociology of educationPrimitive classification