Emile Durkheim (1858-1917)
Durkheim is considered by many to be the father of sociology.
He is credited with making sociology a science, and having made it
part of the French academic curriculum as "Science Sociale". During
his lifetime, Emile Durkheim gave many lectures, and published an
impressive number of sociological studies on subjects such as
religion, suicide, and all aspects of society.
Our website covers the life of this great
thinker, and also includes a complete online version of his "De la
division du travail social" (The
Division of Labor in Society), in its original French language form,
in which he introduced the concept of "anomie". The Division of
Labor in Society is one of the four most important of Durkheim's works
which also include, "Les Règles de la
méthode sociologique" (The Rules of Sociological Method), Le Suicide: étude de sociologie" (Suicide : A Study in Sociology),
and "Les Formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse" (The
Elementary Forms of the Religious Life).
We hope our website will be helpful in
providing you with some insight as to who this great thinker really
was, and how his scientific approach would forever change the way we
would study human society.
In addition, we have included a complete
Emile Durkheim Bibliography, a list of online resources, and a
selection of quotes from his works. We plan on adding more study
materials in the near future, as they become available.