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Durkheim, Émile (1858–1917) By Paravantes, A. J.

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1197-1
Published: 01/10/2016
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David Émile Durkheim was a founding figure of sociology in France. His conceptual development of the “division of labour” (1893) remains key to a sociological understanding of modernity; in social terms, the highly-divided “organic” solidarity of modern nations and industrial society stood against the simplified “mechanical” solidarity of traditional communities.

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Paravantes, A. J. "Durkheim, Émile (1858–1917)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 12 Dec. 2018 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1197-1

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