The Division of Labor in Society / Edition 1

The Division of Labor in Society / Edition 1

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by Emile Durkheim, Lewis A. Coser
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0684836386

ISBN-13: 9780684836386

Pub. Date: 09/28/1997

Publisher: Free Press

Émile Durkheim is often referred to as the father of sociology. Along with Karl Marx and Max Weber he was a principal architect of modern social science and whose contribution helped established it as an academic discipline. "The Division of Labor in Society", published in 1893, was his first major contribution to the field and arguably one his most important.

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Émile Durkheim is often referred to as the father of sociology. Along with Karl Marx and Max Weber he was a principal architect of modern social science and whose contribution helped established it as an academic discipline. "The Division of Labor in Society", published in 1893, was his first major contribution to the field and arguably one his most important. In this work Durkheim discusses the construction of social order in modern societies, which he argues arises out of two essential forms of solidarity, mechanical and organic. Durkheim further examines how this social order has changed over time from more primitive societies to advanced industrial ones. Unlike Marx, Durkheim does not argue that class conflict is inherent to the modern Capitalistic society. The division of labor is an essential component to the practice of the modern capitalistic system due to the increased economic efficiency that can arise out of specialization; however Durkheim acknowledges that increased specialization does not serve all interests equally well. This important and foundational work is a must read for all students of sociology and economic philosophy.

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ISBN-13:
9780684836386
Publisher:
Free Press
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.44(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to This Edition Steven Lukes vii

Introduction to the 1984 Edition Lewis Coser xi

Introduction to This Edition Steven Lukes xxv

Emile Durkheim's Life and Works: Timeline 1858-1917 xlvii

Suggestions for Further Reading li

Original Translator's Note W. D. Halls liii

The Division of Labor in Society

Preface to the First Edition (1893) 3

Preface to the Second Edition (1902) 8

Introduction 33

Book I The Function of the Division of Labor

Chapter I The Method of Determining This Function 41

Chapter II Mechanical Solidarity, or Solidarity by Similarities 57

Chapter III Solidarity Arising from the Division of Labor, or Organic Solidarity 88

Chapter IV Another Proof of the Preceding Theory 105

Chapter V The Increasing Preponderance of Organic Solidarity and Its Consequences 116

Chapter VI The Increasing Preponderance of Organic Solidarity and Its Consequences (cont.) 138

Chapter VII Organic Solidarity and Contractual Solidarity 158

Book II The Causes and Conditions

Chapter I The Progress of the Division of Labor and of Happiness 183

Chapter II The Causes 201

Chapter III Secondary Factors 223

Chapter IV Secondary Factors (cont.) 239

Chapter V Consequences of the Foregoing 258

Book III The Abnormal Forms

Chapter I The Anomic Division of Labor 277

Chapter II The Forced Division of Labor 293

Chapter III Another Abnormal Form 304

Conclusion 309

Original Annotated Table of Contents 320

Index 333

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