William Watts Miller's A Durkheimian Quest: Solidarity and the Sacred PDF

By William Watts Miller

ISBN-10: 0857455494

ISBN-13: 9780857455499

Durkheim, in his very position as a 'founding father' of a brand new social technology, sociology, has develop into like a figure in an previous non secular portray, enshrouded in fantasy and encrusted in layers of thick, impenetrable varnish. This publication undertakes designated, updated investigations of Durkheim's paintings with the intention to fix its freshness and exhibit it as initially created. those investigations discover his specific principles, inside an total narrative of his preliminary challenging look for unity, the way it turned 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 operating via this can be his predicament with a contemporary international in main issue and his wish in social and ethical reform. as a result, the publication concludes with a collection of essays on smooth occasions and on a difficulty that Durkheim inspiration may cross yet which now turns out right here to stay.

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