Introduction to Sociological Theory - Lecture 10

Interest in sociology developed during his last year

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Unformatted text preview: emaker, a mother & contributed to his work as a collaborator and an editor) 3.) The University of Paris Moved to the university in 1902- position because he was invited to join University is an elite- the top of its field When he joined the university of Paris, many in academic circles were still wary about sociology He was named a professor of the science of education- was only allowed to teach a few courses in sociology The subject of sociology started to grow in France at this time Published a book at the university of Paris: the Elementary Forms of Religious Life famous book In 1913, the French ministry of education created another special position for him to recognize his work of sociology he was named Chair of the Science of Education & sociology The Division of Labour A.) Durkheim's Study In 1893, Durkheim published his first book: the division of Labour in Society was a revised and expanded version of his PhD dissertation Later Years The war effort Was at the height of his academic career when the first world war broke out in 1914 Durkheim was very patriotic Organized and conducted research for French Government committees involved studies and other documents on the war The war had an impact on his life in another way- personal tragedy 2.) Personal Tragedy His son was killed in 1916 He never recovered 3.) Family Health & Death In 1916, Durkheim suffered a stroke- he did recover slightly In 1917 his heart gave way and died at the age of 59 Social soli...
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