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Gianfranco Poggi


This book presents an account of Emile Durkheim's work, focusing on a reassessment of his central ideas and arguments. Durkheim can undoubtedly be considered one of the most significant social thinkers of the last hundred years and his writings continue to attract both applause and controversy throughout the world, not just from sociologists and scholars from related disciplines but also from all those interested in the way modern society operates. This introduction to Durkheim's thought examines closely all of Durkheim's ‘canonical’ works and assesses their significance today. The book also c ... More

Keywords: Emile Durkheim, society, sociology of law, sociology, political sociology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198780878
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198780878.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gianfranco Poggi, author
European University Institute, Florence