Durkheim

Full name: Émile Durkheim
b. 1858
d. November 15, 1917
Country of birth: France
Profession: teacher, scholar, philosopher

Key Writings:

  • The Division of Labor in Society (1893)
  • The Rules of Sociological Method (1895)
  • Suicide: A Study in Sociology (1897)
  • The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (1912)

Key Concepts:

  • anomie
  • social facts
  • social solidarity (mechanical and organic)
  • collective conscience
  • ritual
  • symbol
  • sacred and profane
  • collective representation

(Edles and Appelrouth 94-97)

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