Download e-book for iPad: A Durkheimian Quest: Solidarity and the Sacred by William Watts Miller

By William Watts Miller

ISBN-10: 0857455494

ISBN-13: 9780857455499

Durkheim, in his very position as a 'founding father' of a brand new social technological know-how, sociology, has develop into like a figure in an outdated non secular portray, enshrouded in fantasy and encrusted in layers of thick, impenetrable varnish. This booklet undertakes designated, up to date investigations of Durkheim's paintings on the way to fix its freshness and demonstrate it as initially created. those investigations discover his specific rules, inside an total narrative of his preliminary frustrating look for unity, the way it grew to become a quest for the sacred and the way, on the finish of his lifestyles, he launched into a venture for a brand new nice paintings on ethics. A subject matter working via this can be his situation with a latest international in drawback and his desire in social and ethical reform. as a result, the booklet concludes with a suite of essays on smooth occasions and on a quandary that Durkheim proposal might cross yet which now turns out the following to stay.

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