Durkheim

Oxford University Press (2000)

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In this highly readable and compact introduction to Durkheim's thought, Gianfranco Poggi examines all of Durkheim's central works and assesses their significance today, a century after his death. Poggi's analyses includes a study of what Durkheim meant by 'society' and an evaluation of Durkheim's contributions to both political sociology and the sociology of law. Poggi's clear and concise reappraisal of one of the most important modern thinkers will be essential reading for students of sociology and an invaluable guide for anyone studying the ways modern societies function.
Keywords Sociology Philosophy
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Call number HM479.D87.P64 2000
ISBN(s) 0198780877   9780198780878
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