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 (dûrk′hīm, dür-kĕm′), 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).


(ˈdɜːkhaɪm; French dyrkɛm)
(Biography) Émile (emil). 1858–1917, French sociologist, whose pioneering works include De la Division du travail social (1893)


(ˈdɜrk haɪm, dɜrˈkɛm)

Émile, 1858–1917, French sociologist and philosopher.
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Noun1.Durkheim - French sociologist and first professor of sociology at the Sorbonne (1858-1917)
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It was also an important issue for Durkheim, who argued that social facts not only depended on value orientations, but were also properly moral facts because without them and the cooperative work of making them, we would not be human; a consideration that he pointed out most philosophers and social thinkers had overlooked.
Escriben: "El tema de la violencia de Burkert se remonta al reaccionario frances Joseph de Maistre, y el tema de la solidaridad comensal de la escuela francesa se remonta a Durkheim y la Ilustracion.
Although Durkheim contended in The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (1912) that he studied the "simplest and most primitive religion" of his day--aboriginals in Australia--to determine the essence of religion, Moore maintained that he drew from a far more personal and immediate source: Judaism as he had experienced it in his family and in the French Jewish community of his youth.
I don't remember it exactly, but the story came from one of the first books on sociology, published in 1897 by a Frenchman named Emile Durkheim, who studied change in social status.
I quoted extensively from Durkheim to document his model of binding social classifications, and his account of the 'internal relationships', such as kinship systems, which are the basis for the elementary categories of religious life (p172).
Durkheim [3, 4, 5], which provides the first scientific observations on the collective representations--social representations relation.
Religion, Emergence, and the Origins of Meaning: Beyond Durkheim and Rappaport
Not so much an argument as an explanation, Fournier's work documents how Durkheim created modern sociology in France.
According to Cintra Torres, Durkheim has integrated the phenomenon of the crowd in his sociology without ever identifying it.
Durkheim in Dialogue: A Centenary Celebration of The Elementary Forms of Religious Life