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Durkheim and Modern Sociology - Steve Fenton

Durkheim and Modern Sociology

Paperback Published: 17th September 1984
ISBN: 9780521277631
Number Of Pages: 284

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The works of Emile Durkheim have had an enormous influence on sociology. This book provides, first, a clearly written introduction to Durkheim's major works, looking at each of the major fields to which he contributed. Secondly, it examines the ways in which Durkheim has continued to provide inspiration in a variety of areas within sociology. It therefore focuses closely on live issues within the subject and shows the continuing relevance of Durkheim's work to issues of topical concern, such as the division of labour and class conflict, the state, race, education, law and deviance and religion. Thirdly, it provides an assessment of the interpretations of Durkheim as a 'radical' thinker, in contrast to the view of him as fundamentally conservative. It will provide a valuable introduction to students of one of sociology's founding fathers and will be of interest to those interested in sociology as a whole for its assessment of the contemporary relevance of Durkheim's thought for major issues.

Durkheim's life, public career and sociological thought
The division of labour, class conflict and social solidarity
Political power, democracy and the modern state
Race and society: primitive and modern
The sociology of education: discipline and moral autonomy
Crime, law and deviance: the Durkheim legacy Robert Reiner
Durkheim and the study of religion Ian Hamnett
Assessing Durkheim: classical sociology and modern society
Selected reading
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ISBN: 9780521277631
ISBN-10: 0521277639
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 17th September 1984
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.42

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