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Durkheim on Religion (Emile Durkheim W S F Pickering (ed)) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 1993) 9781555409814
Durkheim on Religion (Emile Durkheim W S F Pickering (ed)) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 1993) 9781555409814
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Title: Durkheim on Religion

Author: Durkheim, Emile W S F Pickering (ed)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 1993

Paperback; ISBN: 9781555409814

Volumes: 1; Pages: 392

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This volume brings together a comprehensive selection of mile Durkheim's writings on religion. Besides helping to establish the discipline of sociology in France, Dukrheim is widely recognized as one of the founding figures in the modern study of religion. Included are important sections of The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (1912), some of Durkehim's early reviews, articles, and extracts from books. The volume also contains comprehensive bibliographies, and early reviews of Durkheim's work on religion by such writers as van Gennep, Goldenwieser, Stanner, and the French sociologist Gaston Richard.CONTENTSAcknowledgments The translations Notation Abbreviations Introduction Durkheim 1 Review. 'Herbert Spencer--Ecclesiastical Institutions' 2 Review. 'Guyau--L'Irreligion de l'avenir' 3 Suicide. Book II, chapter 2 4 'Individualism and the intellectuals' 5 'Concerning the definition of religious phenomena' 6 Note. 'Religious systems of primitive societies' (I) 7 The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life: the Totemic System in Australia. Introduction; Book I, chapter I, sections III and IV; Book II, chapter VII, sections I, II, IV and VI; Conclusion, sections I and II 8 Note. 'Religious systems of primitive societies' (II) 9 Review. 'Levy-Bruhl--Les Fonctions mentales dans les societes inferieures' and 'Durkheim--Les Formes elementaires de la vie religieuse' 10 Review with M. Mauss. 'Frazer--Totemism and Exogamy. Durkheim--Les Formes elementaires de la vie religieuse' 11 Contribution to discussion. 'Religious sentiment at the present time' 12 Moral Education. Introduction Other authors 13 Review. 'Les Formes elementaires de la vie religieuse' 14 Review. 'Les Formes elementaires de la vie religieuse' 15 'Dogmatic atheism in the sociology of religion' 16 'Reflections on Durkheim and aboriginal religion' Bibliography 1. Durkheim and religion Bibliography 2. Durkheim and totemism Bibliography 3. On Durkheim and religion Abstracts. Durkheim and Religion A note on the life of Gaston Richard and certain aspects of his work Name index Subject index
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