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Emile Durkheim

Sociologist of Modernity

Authors: Mustafa Emirbayer Publisher: Wiley Publication date: 2008 Publication language: Angielski Number of pages: 323 Publication formats: EAN: 9780470755457 ISBN: 9780470755457 Category: Social & political philosophy Sociology & anthropology Publisher's index: - Bibliographic note: -


This 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 contemporary social thinkers today
  • Connects the classic writings of Durkheim to contemporary issues
  • Includes a substantial editorial introduction by a leading Durkheim scholar


  • Emile Durkheim: Sociologist of Modernity 6
    • Contents 8
    • General Editor’s Foreword 12
    • Acknowledgments 16
    • Introduction – Emile Durkheim: Sociologist of Modernity 19
    • Part I Sociological Methodology 47
      • 1 An Agenda for Sociology 49
        • Introduction 49
        • Durkheim Selection 50
          • From Suicide 50
        • Modern Selection 68
          • From Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste 68
        • Part II A Topography of Modernity 73
          • 2 Social Structure and Collective Consciousness 75
            • Introduction 75
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