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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 and the New Sociology of Morality  

Steven Lukes

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Jun 2020
Durkheim’s writings on morality are examined, distinguishing his earlier, more familiar account from later developments that advance new ideas relevant to present-day debates. The question ... 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

Including Islam  

Stefan Leder

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Mar 2020
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May 2019
Weber’s concept of Islam as a cultural configuration including religion, society, and political order was conceived against the backdrop of Europe’s supposed uniqueness and exemplary path ... More

Max Weber and the Late Modernization of Catholicism  

Bryan S. Turner and Rosario Forlenza

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Mar 2020
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May 2019
While Max Weber wrote extensively on a range of religions—Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, and most extensively Protestantism—there is no fully developed sociology of Catholicism. This ... 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

Sociology of the Sacred: The Revitalization of the Durkheim School at the Collège de Sociologie and the Renewal of a Sociology of Sacralization by Hans Joas  

Stephan Moebius

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Jun 2020
This article analyzes three key stages in the development of the sociology of the sacred: the Durkheim school, the Collège de Sociologie, and the work of Hans Joas. First, it shows that the ... More

The Study on Ancient Israel and Its Relevance for Contemporary Politics  

Eduardo Weisz

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Mar 2020
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Feb 2019
When Max Weber began his work on the historical importance of the relationship between the Protestant ethic and modern capitalism, he committed himself to the most enduring of his ... More

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