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Durkheim, the Durkheimians, and the Arts Using a broad definition of the Durkheimian tradition, this book offers the first systematic attempt to explore the Durkheimians’ engagement with art. It focuses on both Durkheim and his contemporaries as well as later thinkers influenced by his work. The first five chapters consider Durkheim’s own exploration of art; the remaining six look at other Durkheimian thinkers, including Marcel Mauss, Henri Hubert, Maurice Halbwachs, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Michel Leiris, and Georges Bataille. The cont…

Durkheim and the Birth of Economic Sociologyémile Durkheim’s work has traditionally been viewed as a part of sociology removed from economics. Rectifying this perception, Durkheim and the Birth of Economic Sociology is the first book to provide an in-depth look at the contributions made to economic sociology by Durkheim and his followers. Philippe Steiner demonstrates the relevance of economic factors to sociology and shows how the Durkheimians inform today’s economic systems. Steiner argues that there are two stages in Durkheim’s appro…

A Durkheimian Quest: Solidarity and the Sacred Durkheim, in his very role as a ‘founding father’ of a new social science, sociology, has become like a figure in an old religious painting, enshrouded in myth and encrusted in layers of thick, impenetrable varnish. This book undertakes detailed, up-to-date investigations of Durkheim’s work in an effort to restore its freshness and reveal it as originally created. These investigations explore his particular ideas, within an overall narrative of his initial problematic search for solidarity, h…

Durkheim ReconsideredDurkheim is one of the founding fathers of modern sociology and a key figure in the development of social theory. And yet today his work is often misunderstood, since it is commonly viewed through the lens of later authors who used his writings to illustrate certain tendencies in social thought. Durkheim Reconsidered challenges the common views of Durkheim and offers a fresh and much-needed reappraisal of his ideas. Stedman Jones dismantles the interpretations of Durkheim that remain widespre…

Durkheimian Sociology: Cultural StudiesThe best-known classic works of Emile Durkheim are characterized by a structural approach to the understanding of society, and it is this element of his writings that has been most taken up by modern social science. This volume rejects the dominant structural approach, drawing instead on Durkheim’s later work, in which he shifted to a symbolic theory of modern industrial societies that emphasized the importance of ritual to collective behavior. By doing so, the contributors offer not only a radi…

Durkheim and ViolenceInterdisciplinary and international in scope, this volume forms the foundations for a Durkheimian sociology of violence, exploring the political anthropology of war, the rapport between power and the sacred, and various forms of contemporary irrationalism ranging from mass-mediated suicide to torture at Abu Ghraib. Offers new theoretical paradigms and original theory Forms the foundations for a radical Durkheimian sociology of violence Explores the political anthropology of war, ranging from m…

Emile Durkheim: His Life and Work: A Historical and Critical StudyThis study of Durkheim seeks to help the reader to achieve a historical understanding of his ideas and to form critical judgments about their value. To some extent these tow aims are contradictory. On the one hand, one seeks to understand: what did Durkheim really mean, how did he see the world, how did his ideas related to one another and how did they develop, how did they related to their biographical and historical context, how were they received, what influence did they have and to what crit…

Emile Durkheim: Sociologist of ModernityThis comprehensive volume ranges across the entire spectrum of contemporary sociological inquiry, as seen by Durkheim. It also includes secondary readings by social thinkers of today, connecting the classic writings of Durkheim to contemporary issues. Organizes Durkheim’s writings thematically, in a comprehensive collection Includes selections from Durkheim’s best-known writings as well as less widely-known texts that explore the themes of modern sociology Contains secondary readings by key co…

The Cambridge Companion to Durkheim (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)Long recognized as a foundational figure in the development of social scientific thought, Emile Durkheim’s work has been the subject of intense debate over the years. This authoritative and comprehensive collection of essays re-examines the impact of Durkheim’s thought, considering the historical significance of his work as well as evaluating his ideas in relation to current issues and debates. Leading authorities in the field have contributed to this landmark volume that redefines the relevance…

Emile Durkheim: An Introduction to Four Major Works (The Masters of Sociological Theory)Professor Jones gives a succinct and critical analysis of the sociological theories and methodology of Emile Durkheim. He focuses on four of Durkheim’s books — The Division Of Labour In Society (1893), The Rules Of Sociological Method (1895) and The Elementary Forms Of Religious Life (1912). With an illuminating chapter analysis of each work, this text is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students….