The rules of sociological method

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Free Press, 1982 - Social Science - 264 pages
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User Review  - Slava Gorbunov - Goodreads

Interesting book. some of the ideas I found similar to what I have known before or thought of already. that was good to see. Read full review

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A seminal work in sociology (or more broadly, as Durkheim would prefer, in social science), this book details what a scientific approach to the study of societies ought to look like. Many of the rules ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction by Steven Lukes
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Preface
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Introduction
48
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About the author (1982)

Emile Durkheim, French sociologist, is, with Max Weber, one of the two principal founders of modern sociology. Durkheim became a professor of sociology at the Sorbonne, where he founded and edited the very important journal L'Annee Sociologique. He is renowned for the breadth of his scholarship; for his studies of primitive religion; for creating the concept of anomie (normlessness); for his study of the division of labor; and for his insistence that sociologists must use sociological (e.g., rates of behavior) rather than psychological data. His Suicide (1897) is a major sociological classic that is still read today, not so much for its data, which are limited and out of date, but for the brilliance of his analysis of suicide rates and other data that had been initially obtained for administrative rather than scientific purposes. Durkheim's notion of community, his view that religion forms the basis of all societies, had a profound impact on the course of community studies. His work continues to influence new generations of sociologists.

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