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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).
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(ˈdɜːkhaɪm; French dyrkɛm)
(Biography) Émile (emil). 1858–1917, French sociologist, whose pioneering works include De la Division du travail social (1893)
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(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.
In 1986, Deborah Dash Moore published an article about the French anthropologist Emile Durkheim. The thesis of the article flowed from Moore's articulation of Durkheim's full name: David Emile Durkheim.
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.
At Professor P's suggestion, we first read Fustel de Coulanges' work on the city, and my second essay offered an analysis of Emile Durkheim's book The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life.
Durkheim [3, 4, 5], which provides the first scientific observations on the collective representations--social representations relation.
The philosopher Roland Barthes once referred to biography as "fiction that dares not speak its name." (1) This accusation cannot fairly be leveled at sociologist Marcel Fournier's biography of Emile Durkheim, which accounts for both its strengths and its weaknesses.
Here it is important to note that the Pakistani society is very much suffering from a state which eminent French sociologist Emile Durkheim called 'anomie'.