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Emile Durkheim on Institutional Analysis

Edited, translated, and with an Introduction by Mark Traugott
Ranging from Durkheim’s original lecture in sociology to an excerpt from the work incomplete at his death, these selections illuminate his multiple approaches to the crucial concept of social solidarity and the study of institutions as diverse as the law, morality, and the family. Durkheim’s focus on social solidarity convinced him that sociology must investigate the way that individual behavior itself is the product of social forces. As these writings make clear, Durkheim pursued his powerful model of sociology through many fields, eventually synthesizing both materialist and idealist viewpoints into his functionalist model of society.

283 pages | 4 tables | 5-1/4 x 8 | © 1978

Heritage of Sociology Series

Sociology: General Sociology

Table of Contents

A Note on the Translations
The Origins and Objectives of Sociology
1. Course in Sociology: Opening Lecture
2. Sociology and the Social Sciences
3. Note on Social Morphology
Reviews and Critical Analyses
4. Review of Albert Schaeffle, Bau und Leben des Sozialen Körpers: Erster Band
5. Review of Ferdinand Tönnies, Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft
6. Review of Antonio Labriola, Essais sur la conception matérialiste de l’histoire
7. Review of Gaston Richard, Le socialisme et la science sociale
8. Review of Marianne Weber, Ehefrau und Mutter in der Rechtsentwickelung
9. Review of Lucien Levy-Bruhl, Les fonctions mentales dans les sociétés inférieures and Emile Durkheim, Les formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse
Law, Crime, and Social Health
10. Two Laws of Penal Evolution
11. Crime and Social Health
The Science of Morality
12. Introduction to Morality
Sociology of the Family
13. Introduction to the Sociology of the Family
14. The Conjugal Family
15. Divorce by Mutual Consent

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