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Title Debating Durkheim / edited by W.S.F. Pickering and H. Martins.

Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 1994.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 220 pages) : illustrations
Note "Published in conjunction with the British Centre for Durkheimian Studies."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-211) and index.
Contents The enigma of Durkheim's Jewishness / W.S.F Pickering -- Primitive classification : the argument and its validity / N.J. Allen -- A fresh look at Durkheim's sociological method / Mike Gane -- Durkheim and social facts / Margaret Gilbert -- Durkheim : the modern era and evolutionary ethics / W. Watts Miller -- Durkheim and the national question / Josep R. Llobera -- A Durkheimian approach to the study of fashion : the sociology of Christian or first names / Philippe Besnard -- Appendix : items by Durkheim relating to anti-semitism.
Summary In Debating Durkheim, leading international scholars are brought together to discuss controversial issues in the work of this increasingly important founding father of sociology. The subjects covered relate to Durkheim's Jewish background and its influence on his life and thought; a positive reinterpretation of Durkheim's study of primitive thought in terms of social classification; an attempt to shed new light on his book on methodology, The Rules, which has been much criticized; a philosophical and sympathetic analysis of the notion of the social; a discussion of Durkheim's sociology of morals based on a study of social facts; a careful consideration of the problems of Durkheim's references to state, nation and patriotism; and finally, an application of The Rules to data relating to first names and raising the issue of social imitation. The appendix is an extension of the first chapter and covers new translations and hitherto unpublished material by Durkheim on the issues of Jewishness and anti-semitism. As these essays will show, Durkheim raises basic issues which must be examined if contemporary society is to be understood.
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Subject Durkheim, Émile, 1858-1917.
Sociology -- France -- History.
Sociology -- Philosophy.
Indexed Term Sociology Philosophy
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Pickering, W. S. F.
Martins, Herminio.
British Centre for Durkheimian Studies.
Other Form: Print version: Debating Durkheim. London ; New York : Routledge, 1994 0415077206 (DLC) 93046095 (OCoLC)29548075
ISBN 9781135087760 (electronic bk.)
1135087768 (electronic bk.)