Cambridge Companion to Durkheim

Publication Date: 
June 2005
Cambridge University Press


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Long recognized as a foundational figure in the development of social scientific thought, Emile Durkheim’s work has been the subject of intense debate over the years. This authoritative and comprehensive collection of essays re-examines the impact of Durkheim’s thought, considering the historical significance of his work as well as evaluating his ideas in relation to current issues and debates. Leading authorities in the field have contributed to this landmark volume that redefines the relevance of Durkheim to the human sciences in the twenty-first century.

  • Comprehensive account of Durkheim’s work and influence
  • Brings together traditional Durkheim studies and more contemporary approaches
  • Outstanding list of contributors including leading social theorists and Durkheim scholars