Durkheim, Emile

(1858–1917)
   French sociologist. A member of a rabbinical family in Lorraine, Durkheim became the most influential European sociologist of his time. He occupied chairs first at Bordeaux and then at the Sorbonne in Paris and founded and edited the journal L’Année sociologique. He emphasized the joint use of theory and scientific research methods, developed the concepts of ‘anonymity’ and social solidarity, and explored the relations between the individual and society in a series of treatises on the division of labour, the role of religion, the nature of conscience and the incidence of suicide.

Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament. . 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • DURKHEIM, ÉMILE — (1858–1917), French sociologist. Born in Epinal (Lorraine), France, of a long line of rabbinical ancestors, Durkheim initially prepared himself for the rabbinate. Although he never wrote directly on a Jewish topic, the interest in law, ethnology …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Durkheim, Émile — Durk·heim (dûrkʹhīm, dür kĕmʹ), Émile. 1858 1917. French social scientist and a founder of sociology who is known for his study of social values and alienation. His important works include The Rules of Sociological Method (1895). * * * born April …   Universalium

  • Durkheim, Émile — (1858 1917) The most famous French sociologist, long acknowledged as the founding figure of functionalism, but more recently hailed by leading authorities on structuralism , sociolinguistics (see conversation analysis ), and post modernism , all… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Durkheim, Émile — (1858 1917)    social theorist    One of the founders of modern sociology, Émile Durkheim was born in Épinal and graduated from the École normale supérieure in Paris. He began his career teaching social sciences, first at the university of… …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

  • Durkheim, Emile — (1858–1917)    Philosopher.    Durkheim was born in Epinal, Lorraine, of a Jewish family and was educated as a sociologist in Paris. Subsequently he taught at the Universities of Bordeaux and Paris. In the history of Christianity, he is primarily …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Durkheim, Émile — (1858–1917) French sociologist. Durkheim was educated in philosophy at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and gained his first university post at Bordeaux in 1887. He held a chair at the Sorbonne from 1902 until his death. Although his… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Durkheim, Émile — ► (1858 1917) Sociólogo francés. Según él, la psicología es el punto de encuentro de lo biológico y lo social. Obras: Sobre la división del trabajo social (1893), El suicidio y Estudio de sociología (1897), entre otras. * * * (abr. 1858, Epinal,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Durkheim, Emile — (1858 1917)    French sociologist. He was born in Epinal. He became professor of sociology at the University of Bordeaux in 1887, and in 1902 he was appointed professor of sociology and education at the Sorbonne. He founded and edited L annee… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Durkheim — Durkheim, Émile …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Durkheim — Durkheim, Émile …   Enciclopedia Universal

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.