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Read online The Elementary Forms of Religious Life.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Elementary Forms of Religious Life In i The Elementary Forms of Religious Life i Emile Durkheim sets himself the task of discovering the enduring source of human social identity He investigates what he considered to be the simplest form of documented religion totemism among the Aborigines of Australia For Durkheim studying Aboriginal religion was a way to yield an understanding of the religious nature of man by showing us an essential and permanent aspect of humanity The need and capacity of men and women to relate to one another socially lies at the heart of Durkheim s exploration in which religion embodies the beliefs that shape our moral universe .

i The Elementary Forms i has been applauded and debated by sociologists anthropologists ethnographers philosophers and theologians and continues to speak to new generations about the intriguing origin and nature of religion and society This new lightly abridged edition provides an excellent introduction to Durkheim s ideas by Émile Durkheim, Mark S. Cladis, Carol Cosman

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The Elementary Forms of Religious Life
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Originally published in and never out of print Emile Durkheim s groundbreaking work remains one of the cornerstone texts of the sociological canon now updated and re translated in this new edition As the Industrial Revolution was changing the landscape of society Durkheim presented a new vision of the social structures at the root of capitalism and the issues he grappled with still resound today If pre industrial societies were held together by common values sentiments and norms equally shared by all what holds modern societies with their complex division of labor and non cohesive social structure together What did this new social order mean for the autonomy of the individual Durkheim argued that class conflict is not inherent in a capitalist society as Marx contended but that the unfettered growth of state power would lead to the extinction of individuality Only in a free society that promotes voluntary bonds between its members Durkheim suggested can individuality prosper br br In this new edition the first since world renowned Durkheim scholar Steven Lukes revisits and revises the original translation to enhance clarity accuracy and fluency for the contemporary reader Lukes also highlights Durkheim s arguments by putting them into historical context with a timeline of important information For students and scholars this edition of i The Division of Labor i is essential reading and key to understanding the relevance of Durkheim s ideas today, In i The Elementary Forms of Religious Life i Emile Durkheim sets himself the task of discovering the enduring source of human social identity He investigates what he considered to be the simplest form of documented religion totemism among the Aborigines of Australia For Durkheim studying Aboriginal religion was a way to yield an understanding of the religious nature of man by showing us an essential and permanent aspect of humanity The need and capacity of men and women to relate to one another socially lies at the heart of Durkheim s exploration in which religion embodies the beliefs that shape our moral universe br br i The Elementary Forms i has been applauded and debated by sociologists anthropologists ethnographers philosophers and theologians and continues to speak to new generations about the intriguing origin and nature of religion and society This new lightly abridged edition provides an excellent introduction to Durkheim s ideas, p First published in English in this volume represents a collection of three essays written by seminal sociologist and philsopher Emile Durkheim in which he puts forward the thesis that society is both a dynamic system and the seat of moral life Each essay stands alone but their connecting thread is the dialectic demonstration that a phenomenon be a sociological or psychological one is relatively independent of its matrix p br p The essays provide a valuable insight into Durkeheimian thought on sociological and philsophical matters and offer an excellent guide to Durkheim for students of both disciplines p, Emile Durkheim is best known in this country as a great sociologist and methodologist Yet it was Durkheim s reflections on morality and society that spoke most deeply of his vital concerns In his informative introduction to this work Robert N Bellah describes Durkheim as moralist philosopher theologian and prophet as well as sociologist and the selections in this volume are representative of these aspects of Durkheim s many faceted scholarship br br The first two selections of the volume set the context for the development of Durkheim s sociology of morality Section I The French Tradition of Social Thought gives Durkheim s picture of how his sociology is to be situated relative to the general French tradition Section II Sociology and Social Action shows Durkheim grappling with moral and political issues in his society and indicates the immediate social context of his thinking br br The remaining selections indicate some of the major substantive areas of Durkheim s sociology of morality Section III taken from i The Division of Labor in Society i demonstrates his basically evolutionary approach to the development of moral norms in society Section IV The Learning of Morality gives examples of Durkheim s work on socialization Section V Social Creativity deals with the important question of how new moral norms arise in society br