History and Sociology in France

History and Sociology in France focuses on this dialogue of the two neighboring sciences.

Author: Robert Leroux

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351595292

Category: History

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In the late 19th century and early part of the 20th, with the coming of age of sociology in France, the idea that there could be a “science” of history was the subject of much and varied debate. The methodological problems surrounding historical knowledge that were debated throughout this period concerned not only scientific history, but the social sciences as well, and sociology more specifically. Although sociology was from its origins in competition with the discipline of history, from the outset, it too was interested in history as a form of objective knowledge. Many of sociology's founders believed that by retracing historical processes, they could make a clean break with abstraction and metaphysics. For their part, historians generally remained hostile to any kind of systematization. And yet, at the end of the 19th century, the science of history would draw some valuable lessons from the emerging methodology of sociology. It was in large part under the impetus of the issues and problems raised by the philosopher Henri Berr and by the Durkheimian School, with the economist François Simiand as its lead protagonist, that the community of historians, increasingly aware of the limits of narrative history, turned so enthusiastically to social and economic history – just as Durkheim and his disciples consulted history in order to avoid the twin pitfalls of the philosophy of history and of introspective psychology. History and Sociology in France focuses on this dialogue of the two neighboring sciences.
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Durkheim the Durkheimians and the Arts

Using a broad definition of the Durkheimian tradition, this book offers the first systematic attempt to explore the Durkheimians’ engagement with art.

Author: Alexander Tristan Riley

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857459183

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Using a broad definition of the Durkheimian tradition, this book offers the first systematic attempt to explore the Durkheimians' engagement with art. It focuses on both Durkheim and his contemporaries as well as later thinkers influenced by his work. The first five chapters consider Durkheim's own exploration of art; the remaining six look at other Durkheimian thinkers, including Marcel Mauss, Henri Hubert, Maurice Halbwachs, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Michel Leiris, and Georges Bataille. The contributors-scholars from a range of theoretical orientations and disciplinary perspectives-are known for having already produced significant contributions to the study of Durkheim. This book will interest not only scholars of Durkheim and his tradition but also those concerned with aesthetic theory and the sociology and history of art.
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Durkheim and Modern Education

This volume explores Durkheim's place in modern educational thought at three different levels: * Durkheim's ideas on education are analyzed and placed in the context of modern society * current educational issues are explored using a ...

Author: W.S.F. Pickering

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134675883

Category: Education

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This volume explores Durkheim's place in modern educational thought at three different levels: * Durkheim's ideas on education are analyzed and placed in the context of modern society * current educational issues are explored using a Durkheimian framework * Durkheim's thought is related to that of modern educational theorists to reveal his enduring influence In discussing Durkheim's modern relevance, the contributors stress his desire to integrate the practical and theoretical aspects of education. They identify particular pertinence in his focus upon the moral base of education and his insistence upon the importance of the social and society.
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The Cambridge Companion to Durkheim

... Religious Life ( [ 1912 ] 1991 ) ( hereafter Elementary Forms ) is considered by many the conclusive stat on religion of the Durkheimian school . In fact , this is rather a simplification of a more complicated intellectual history .

Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521806720

Category: Political Science

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An authoritative and comprehensive collection of essays redefining the relevance of Durkheim to the human sciences in the twenty-first century.
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On Durkheim s Rules of Sociological Method Routledge Revivals

(i) Emile Durkheim was born into an eminent Jewish family in eastern France in 1858. ... the Année Sociologique, and the school of sociology known as the Année school, or more simply the Durkheimian school, his stature has grown rather ...

Author: Mike Gane

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136875571

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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This radical appraisal of Durkheim's method, first published in 1988, argues that fundamental errors have been made in interpreting Durkheim. Mike Gane argues that to understand The Rules it is necessary also to understand the context of the French society in which the book was written. He explores the cultural and philosophical debates which raged in France during the period when Durkheim prepared the book and establishes the real and unsuspected complexity of Durkheim's position: its formal complexity, its epistemological complexity, and its historical complexity.
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Defending the Durkheimian Tradition

This book provides an exciting, accessible and wide-ranging guide to the development of classical and contemporary Durkheimian thought. Jonathan Fish offers a re-reading of the writings of Emile Durkheim and Talcott Parsons on religion.

Author: Jonathan S. Fish

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351945769

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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This book provides an exciting, accessible and wide-ranging guide to the development of classical and contemporary Durkheimian thought. Jonathan Fish offers a re-reading of the writings of Emile Durkheim and Talcott Parsons on religion. He aims to move beyond rationalistic readings which have neglected the key significance of collective human emotion in Durkheim's accounts of the link between society, religion and morality. He goes on to look at the development of these ideas in the work of Parsons and more recent Durkheimian thinkers. Making an important contribution both to studies of Durkheim and the Durkheimian tradition and to the sociology of emotion, the book is distinctive in arguing that religion is an essential backdrop for understanding emotion. In making this claim the author provides a key to re-establishing links between the sociology of religion and the wider discipline of sociology.
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Social Functions of Synagogue Song

The Durkheimian School: A Systematic and Comprehensive Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1977. i. Emile Durkheim's Contribution to L'Anne'e Sociologique. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998. Nisbet, Robert A. The Sociology of ...

Author: Jonathan L. Friedmann

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739168325

Category: Music

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Social Functions of Synagogue Song: A Durkheimian Approach by Jonathan L. Friedmann paints a detailed picture of the important role sacred music plays in Jewish religious communities. Drawing upon the work of Émile Durkeim, the book examines how synagogue songs serve disciplinary, cohesive, revitalizing, and euphoric functions.
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Durkheim and Foucault

This collection of essays explores the issues that are involved and that are illuminated through a comparison and contrast of two social theorists who at first sight might seem an "unlikely couple" - Durkheim and Foucault.

Author: Mark Sydney Cladis

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0952993627

Category: Education

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Education and punishment are two crucial sites of the "disciplinary society," approached by Durkheim and Foucault from different perspectives, but also in a shared concern with what kind of society might constitute an "emancipatory" alternative. This collection of essays explores the issues that are involved and that are illuminated through a comparison and contrast of two social theorists who at first sight might seem an "unlikely couple" - Durkheim and Foucault.
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Affectivity and the Social Bond

It is the sacred which, in the theories of the Durkheimian school, constitutes the foundation of religion, and the sacred, as we have seen, is an objectivation of society. Thus, when Girard claims that Hubert and Mauss present sacrifice ...

Author: Tiina Arppe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317184652

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Affectivity and the Social Bond offers a fresh and original perspective on the relationship between affectivity and transcendence in nineteenth and twentieth century French social theory. Engaging in a conceptual analysis of the works of Comte, Durkheim, Bataille and Girard, this book exposes a major transformation brought about by the sociological gaze in understandings of affectivity and its relationship to both sociality and transcendence in nineteenth century social thought: the ambivalence between the transcendence of the social and the immanence of affective experience. Revealing the manner in which questions of violence and economy are intertwined in the sociological analysis of affectivity, Affectivity and the Social Bond reflects upon the problem of controlling affectivity, alongside the political implications and possible dangers of a sociological model which seeks the roots of the social bond first and foremost in the affective realm. A rigorous engagement with the classics of French social theory, their treatment of human affectivity and its relationship to social integration and regulation, this book will appeal not only to sociologists and social theorists, but also to those with interests in social and political philosophy and the history of ideas.
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On Sociology

14 Moreover , this shift in the focus of Durkheim's work exerted a powerful influence on the Durkheimian school in the process of its formation around the journal , L'Année sociologique , the first volume of which appeared in 1898.

Author: John H. Goldthorpe

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804750009

Category: Social Science

Page: 343

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Judging School Discipline

52 Challenges to school disciplinary practices associated with adversarial legalism would be particularly unsettling to the normative order of the school . For Durkheim , What lends authority to the rule in school is the feeling that ...

Author: Richard Arum

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674018141

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Reprimand a class comic, restrain a bully, dismiss a student for brazen attire - and you may be facing a lawsuit. This is an account of how decades of mostly well-intended litigation have eroded the moral authority of teachers and degraded the quality of American education.
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The Antinomies of Classical Thought Marx and Durkheim Theoretical Logic in Sociology

Two dissertations that should be helpful to English readers are Perry Mackay Sturges, “Social Theory and Political Ideology: Celestin Bougie and the Durkheim School" (City University of New York, 1978), and Suzanne Vromen, ...

Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317808671

Category: Social Science

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This volume challenges prevailing understanding of the two great founders of sociological thought. In a detailed and systematic way the author demonstrates how Marx and Durkheim gradually developed the fundamental frameworks for sociological materialism and idealism. While most recent interpreters of Marx have placed alienation and subjectivity at the centre of his work, Professor Alexander suggests that it was the later Marx’s very emphasis on alienation that allowed him to avoid conceptualizing subjectivity altogether. In Durkheim’s case, by contrast, the author argues that such objectivist theorizing informed the early work alone, and he demonstrates that in his later writings Durkheim elaborated an idealist theory that used religious life as an analytical model for studying the institutions of secular society.
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Modernity and the Jews in Western Social Thought

Even as the Durkheimian school benefited from colonialism, Kurasawa argues, it questioned the opposition between primitive and modern that colonialism presupposed: The Durkheimians demonstrated that “'primitive' societies were already ...

Author: Chad Alan Goldberg

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226460697

Category: Social Science

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In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, prominent social thinkers in France, Germany, and the United States sought to understand the modern world taking shape around them. Although they worked in different national traditions and emphasized different features of modern society, they repeatedly invoked Jews as a touchstone for defining modernity and national identity in a context of rapid social change. In Modernity and the Jews in Western Social Thought, Chad Alan Goldberg brings us a major new study of Western social thought through the lens of Jews and Judaism. In France, where antisemites decried the French Revolution as the “Jewish Revolution,” Émile Durkheim challenged depictions of Jews as agents of revolutionary subversion or counterrevolutionary reaction. When German thinkers such as Karl Marx, Georg Simmel, Werner Sombart, and Max Weber debated the relationship of the Jews to modern industrial capitalism, they reproduced, in secularized form, cultural assumptions derived from Christian theology. In the United States, William Thomas, Robert Park, and their students conceived the modern city and its new modes of social organization in part by reference to the Jewish immigrants concentrating there. In all three countries, social thinkers invoked real or purported differences between Jews and gentiles to elucidate key dualisms of modern social thought. The Jews thus became an intermediary through which social thinkers discerned in a roundabout fashion the nature, problems, and trajectory of their own wider societies. Goldberg rounds out his fascinating study by proposing a novel explanation for why Jews were such an important cultural reference point. He suggests a rethinking of previous scholarship on Orientalism, Occidentalism, and European perceptions of America, arguing that history extends into the present, with the Jews—and now the Jewish state—continuing to serve as an intermediary for self-reflection in the twenty-first century.
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Geography and Demography in Social Morphology of L Ann e Sociologique

Edited by a leading scholar of the Durkheimian School and its collective magnum opus L'Année Sociologique, these reviews and introductions are presented in this English edition the first time since they appeared in the periodical edited by ...

Author: Émile Durkheim

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ISBN: 1481897349

Category: Sociology

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Edited by a leading scholar of the Durkheimian School and its collective magnum opus L'Année Sociologique, these reviews and introductions are presented in this English edition the first time since they appeared in the periodical edited by Durkheim the master of a school in sociology. The experience of reviewing hundreds of books culminated in Durkheim's "Elementary Forms of Religious," the most inspired work by a protean mind. These reviews are part of Durkheim's contributions to the periodical in three self-sustaining volumes: sociology, anthropology (in preparation), and social morphology. Social Morphology drew its substance from geography, in particular, and demography as well.Durkheim had a broader conception of sociology that reached out to other areas of social sciences and the humanities to cultivate a new science and present a comprehensive picture of the discipline.
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The Cambridge Companion to Religion and Terrorism

The perspective of the Durkheimian school – emphasizing ritual, gift, and sacrifice – can thus remain useful in explaining religious and political violence. The Durkheimian perspective could also be extended to include secular ...

Author: James R. Lewis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107140141

Category: Religion

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There is currently much discussion regarding the causes of terrorist acts, as well as the connection between terrorism and religion. Terrorism is attributed either to religious 'fanaticism' or, alternately, to political and economic factors, with religion more or less dismissed as a secondary factor. The Cambridge Companion to Religion and Terrorism examines this complex relationship between religion and terrorism phenomenon through a collection of essays freshly written for this volume. Bringing varying approaches, from the theoretical to the empirical, to the topic, the Companion includes an array of subjects, such as radicalization, suicide bombing, and rational choice, as well as specific case studies. The result is a richly textured collection that prompts readers to critically consider the cluster of phenomena that we have come to refer to as 'terrorism,' and terrorism's relationship with the similarly problematic set of phenomena that we call 'religion.'
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Character Development in Schools and Beyond

When we grasp the essence of the Durkheimian approach to community building and discipline , it becomes obvious that on the whole our schools are not organized to encourage that kind of adult group leadership .

Author: Kevin Ryan

Publisher: CRVP

ISBN: 1565180593

Category: Education

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