Emile Durkheim

Émile Durkheim was a pioneering French sociologist, social psychologist, and philosopher. He is considered one of the principal architects of modern social science and is best known for his works on social integration, collective consciousness, and the study of social facts.

Books

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  1. 1. Suicide

    This classic sociological analysis explores the phenomenon of suicide and its social causes. Written by one of the world's most influential sociologists, this book argues that suicide is more than just an individual decision, but is influenced by social and societal factors. By examining suicide rates among different social categories, the author demonstrates that societal factors such as marital status, religion, and economic stability significantly affect suicide rates. The book is a pioneering work in sociological research, introducing innovative theories and methods that have since become standard in the field.

    The 1738th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Rules Of Sociological Method

    "Rules of Sociological Method" is a foundational text that outlines the principles and approaches necessary for the study of sociology. The book emphasizes the importance of treating social facts as things, which are external and coercive forces that can be studied objectively. The author argues for the necessity of establishing sociology as a scientific discipline with its own distinct methods and object of study, separate from psychology and philosophy. He advocates for the use of empirical data to understand social phenomena and introduces concepts such as the normal and the pathological to distinguish between typical and deviant social behaviors. This work is crucial for understanding the methodological framework that underpins sociological analysis and research.

    The 6327th Greatest Book of All Time