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The Dreyfus Affair and Durkheim’s Experience of Anti-Semitism  

Pierre Birnbaum

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May 2020
This article emphasizes the importance of the Dreyfus Affair in the manner in which Emile Durkheim approached the subject of anti-Semitism between 1897 and 1899, while the Affair was in ... More

Durkheim’s Signature Project: The Science of Morality as Rational Moral Art  

Mark S. Cladis

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May 2020
The development of a science of morality, or what he called rational moral art (l’art moral rationnel), is one of Durkheim’s most ambitious endeavors. The very idea of rational art will ... More

Emile Durkheim and the Modern Family  

Francois de Singly

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May 2020
Emile Durkheim’s first specialized course in Bordeaux (in 1888) was on the sociology of the family. Although his work on the topic is not his best known, and is often rather misunderstood, ... More

Emile Durkheim and the Sociology of Religion  

Matthias Koenig

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May 2020
As religion has gained public and scholarly attention, sociologists have critically revised orthodox secularization theory. This article revisits Emile Durkheim’s sociologie religieuse and ... More

The Modern Individual  

W. Watts Miller

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May 2020
This article tracks key changes and continuities in Durkheim’s approach to the modern individual, beginning with the landscape of his thesis on the division of labor. A period of transition ... More

The Sociality of Mind: Key Arguments, Inner Tensions, and Divergent Appropriations of Durkheim’s Sociology of Knowledge  

Frithjof Nungesser

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May 2020
Ever since Durkheim, the question of the sociality of mind has remained both contentious and fruitful. This article discusses the Durkheimian contribution to the sociology of knowledge in ... More

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