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Durkheim Today

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A volume in the Publications of the Durkheim Press series

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Durkheim Today

Edited by W. S. F. Pickering†
Introduction by Kenneth Thompson
Published in Association with the Durkheim Press

208 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-548-4 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (October 2002)

ISBN  978-1-57181-665-8 $29.95/£23.95 Pb Published (July 2003)

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“Taken as a whole, the collection provides a useful grounding in contemporary Durkheimian studies.” • Choice


There has been a growing interest in Durkheim, founding father of sociology, since the 1970s. This volume takes a look at the current stage of Durkheimian studies, pointing out paths scholars are now following as they examine the various themes of study that Durkheim opened up to the academic world. They clearly demonstrate the continuing importance of Durkheim's works and the benefits to be derived from re-reading them in the light of contemporary social developments.

W. S. F. Pickering was a retired Lecturer in sociology from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1991, he helped to found the British Centre for Durkheimian Studies in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford.

Subject: Sociology Theory and Methodology
Area: France


Kenneth Thompson

Chapter 1. Durkheim: the man himself and his heritage
W.S.F. Pickering

Chapter 2. General sociology
Mike Gane

Chapter 3. Religion
W.S.F. Pickering

Chapter 4. Epistemology and philosophy of science
Warren Schmaus

Chapter 5. Morality and ethics
W. Watts Miller

Chapter 6. Political sociology
Josep R. Llobera

Chapter 7. Suicide and anomie
Philippe Besnard

Chapter 8. Division of labour and economics
Philippe Steiner

Chapter 9. Education
Geoffrey Walford

Chapter 10. Reflections on the interpretation of Durkheim in the sociological tradition
Sue Stedman Jones

Notes on Contributors

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