Week 3 Durkheim - Emile Durkheim(18581917 Father of sociology Science Sociale Concepts Mechanical solidarity Organic solidarity Dynamic density Numbers

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Emile Durkheim (1858- 1917) “Father” of sociology - Science Sociale Concepts: Mechanical solidarity Organic solidarity Dynamic density Numbers plus interactions Division of labor Collective conscience Social facts Material and non-material (values and norms) Anomie
Discussion What is primary “problem” with modern industrial society? What is solution? How is power understood in modern societies? Who holds positions of power and why? Is this “equal” and “fair” or something else?
Questions and Methods What is human nature? What holds society together, what makes it cohesive and stable? To show this through a research-oriented study of the development EVOLUTION of social life in France.
Social Facts Social facts are external and coercive of individuals. Material and non-material Division of labor (material) Values and ideas (non-material) The things of sociology They can be studied empirically.

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