Essays in Historical and Cultural Sociology
Discusses the importance of Durkheim within sociology. This book describes his concerns on ethics, morality and civil religion which have much relevance for our own troubled and divided society. It is suitable for sociologists, anthropologists, social historians and those interested in critical questions of modernity.
"For Durkheim" is a timely and original contribution to the debate about Durkheim at a time when his concerns on ethics, morality and civil religion have much relevance for our own troubled and divided society. It includes two new essays from Edward A. Tiryakian's collection on the Danish Muhammad cartoons and September 11th, providing contemporary relevance to the debate and an analytical and interpretive introduction indicating the ongoing importance of Durkheim within sociology. This indispensable volume for all serious Durkheim scholars includes English translations of papers previously published in French for the first time, and will be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists, social historians and those interested in critical questions of modernity.
Introduction: why For Durkheim?; Part I (Re)Discovering Durkheim: Emile Durkheim's matrix; On discovering Durkheim; Emile Durkheim and social change; Durkheim and Husserl: a comparison of the spirit of positivism and the spirit of phenomenology; Durkheim, Mathiez and the French revolution: the political context of a sociological classic; Situating Durkheim's sociology of work; Durkheim, solidarity and September 11.; Part II Durkheim and the emergence of sociology: the Durkheimian school in search of bygone society; Avant-garde art and avant-garde sociology: primitivism and Durkheim ca. 1905-1913; From Durkheim to Managua: revolutions as religious revivals; Sexual anomie, social structure and societal change; no laughing matter: understanding violent reactions to Danish Muhammed cartoons.; Part III Durkheim and Weber: A problem for the sociology of knowledge: the mutual unawareness of Emile Durkheim and Max Weber; Neither Marx nor Durkheim... perhaps Weber; Durkheim and Weber: first cousins?; Collective effervescence, social change and charisma: Durkheim, Weber and 1989; On the shoulders of Weber and Durkheim: East Asia and emergent modernity; Appendix; Index.