Durkheim: The Division of Labour in Society
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Durkheim: The Division of Labour in Society

Emile Durkheim, Steven Lukes, Steven Lukes

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  2. English
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Durkheim: The Division of Labour in Society

Emile Durkheim, Steven Lukes, Steven Lukes

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Arguably sociology's first classic and one of Durkheim's major works, The Division of Labour in Society studies the nature of social solidarity, exploring the ties that bind one person to the next so as to hold society together in conditions of modernity. In this revised and updated second edition, leading Durkheim scholar Steven Lukes' new introduction builds upon Lewis Coser's original – which places the work in its intellectual and historical context and pinpoints its central ideas and arguments – by focusing on the text's significance for how we ought to think sociologically about some central problems that face us today. For example:
What does this text have to tell us about modernity and individualism? In what ways does it offer a distinctive critique of the ills of capitalism? With helpful introductions and learning features this remains an indispensable companion for students of sociology.
A refreshed translation of one of the key works in the sociological canon, this new edition carefully guides students through the text, critically engaging with Durkheim's writing while clearly explaining his original argument. Additional material and a new introduction by Steven Lukes make this essential reading for scholars and students alike.

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Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Preface to this Edition
  4. Introduction to the 1984 Edition
  5. Introduction to this Edition
  6. Emile Durkheim’s Life and Works: Timeline 1858–1917
  7. Suggestions for Further Reading
  8. Original Translator’s Note
  9. The Division of Labour in Society
  10. BOOK I The Function of the Division of Labour
  11. BOOK II The Causes and Conditions
  12. BOOK III The Abnormal Forms
  13. Conclusion
  14. Original Annotated Table of Contents
  15. Index