Readings from Emile Durkheim / Edition 2

Readings from Emile Durkheim / Edition 2

by Prof Kenneth Thompson
     
 

"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… See more details below

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"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415349130
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/02/2004
Series:
Key Texts Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Sociology - its nature and programme11
Reading 1Sociology and the social sciences11
Reading 2Review of Antonio Labriola, essays on the materialist conception of history18
Pt. 2Division of labour, crime and punishment23
Reading 3The division of labour in society23
Reading 4Two laws of penal evolution48
Pt. 3Sociological method53
Reading 5The rules of sociological method53
Pt. 4Suicide81
Reading 6Suicide81
Pt. 5Religion and knowledge107
Reading 7The elementary forms of the religious life107
Reading 8Primitive classification126
Pt. 6Politics129
Reading 9Professional ethics and civic morals129
Reading 10Socialism149
Pt. 7Education157
Reading 11The evolution of educational thought157
Reading 12Moral education166
Bibliography of Durkheim's major works171

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