• (noun): French sociologist and first professor of sociology at the Sorbonne (1858-1917).
    Synonyms: Emile Durkheim

Some articles on durkheim:

Paul Huvelin
... the group of pioneer French sociologists organised by Mauss' uncle Emile Durkheim ... He also tried to reformulate Durkheim's own ideas of law to make them more compatible with the instrumental legal outlook of jurists ...
Symbolic Boundaries - Durkheim
... Durkheim saw the symbolic boundary between sacred and profane as the most profound of all social facts, and the one from which lesser symbolic boundaries ... Rituals - secular or religious - were for Durkheim the means by which groups maintained their symbolic/moral boundaries ... As Durkheim himself put it, "Crime brings together upright consciences and concentrates them...to talk of the event and wax indignant in common", thereby reaffirming the collective ...
Sacred–profane Dichotomy
... French sociologist Émile Durkheim considered the dichotomy between the sacred and the profane to be the central characteristic of religion "religion is a unified system of beliefs and practices relative to ... Durkheim explicitly stated that the dichotomy sacred/profane was not equivalent to good/evil ...
Stjepan Meštrović - Books
... Emile Durkheim and the Reformation of Sociology, 1988 ... The Coming Fin de Siecle An Application of Durkheim's Sociology to Modernity and Postmodernity, 1991 ... Durkheim and Postmodern Culture, 1992 ...
Social Surveys - Foundations of Social Research - Sociological Positivism
... sociology, began with the work of Émile Durkheim (1858–1917) ... While Durkheim rejected much of the detail of Comte's philosophy, he retained and refined its method, maintaining that the social sciences are a logical continuation of the natural ones into the ... Durkheim set up the first European department of sociology at the University of Bordeaux in 1895, publishing his Rules of the Sociological Method (1895) ...

Famous quotes containing the word durkheim:

    It is too great comfort which turns a man against himself. Life is most readily renounced at the time and among the classes where it is least harsh.
    —Emile Durkheim (1858–1917)

    It is a quite remarkable fact that the great religions of the most civilized peoples are more deeply fraught with sadness than the simpler beliefs of earlier societies. This certainly does not mean that the current of pessimism is eventually to submerge the other, but it proves that it does not lose ground and that it does not seem destined to disappear.
    —Emile Durkheim (1858–1917)

    Sadness does not inhere in things; it does not reach us from the world and through mere contemplation of the world. It is a product of our own thought. We create it out of whole cloth.
    —Emile Durkheim (1858–1917)