The Division of Labor in Society

Simon and Schuster, 25. feb. 2014 - 416 sider
Revised for the first time in over thirty years, this edition of Emile Durkheim’s masterful work on the nature and scope of sociology is updated with a new introduction and improved translation by leading scholar Steven Lukes that puts Durkheim’s work into context for the twenty-first century reader.

When it was originally published, The Division of Labor in Society was an entirely original work on the nature of labor and production as they were being shaped by the industrial revolution. Emile Durkheim’s seminal work studies the nature of social solidarity and explores the ties that bind one person to the next in order to hold society together.

This revised and updated second edition fluently conveys Durkheim’s arguments for contemporary readers. Leading Durkheim scholar Steve Lukes’s new introduction builds upon Lewis Coser’s original—which places the work in its intellectual and historical context and pinpoints its central ideas and arguments. Lukes explains the text’s continued significance as a tool to think about and deal with problems that face us today. The original translation has been revised and reworked in order to make Durkheim’s arguments clearer and easier to read.

The Division of Labor in Society is an essential resource for students and scholars hoping to deepen their understanding of one of the pioneering voices in modern sociology and twentieth-century social thought.

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A great sociological treatise that is somewhat diminished in hindsight: some of the phenomena related to the division of labor that Durkheim describes as pathological are in fact chronic ailments of our society today. Læs hele anmeldelsen

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Preface to This Edition by Steven Lukes
Introduction to This Edition by Steven Lukes
Timeline 18581917
Original Translators Note by W D Halls
Preface to the Second Edition 1902
The Function of the Division of Labor
Mechanical Solidarity or Solidarity by Similarities
The Causes and Conditions
The Causes
Secondary Factors
Secondary Factors cont
Consequences of the Foregoing
The Anomic Division of Labor
The Forced Division of Labor

Solidarity Arising from the Division of Labor
Another Proof of the Preceding Theory
The Increasing Preponderance of Organic Solidarity
The Increasing Preponderance of Organic Solidarity
Organic Solidarity and Contractual Solidarity

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Om forfatteren (2014)

Emile Durkheim (1858–1917) was a French sociologist who formally established the academic discipline and, with Karl Marx and Max Weber, is commonly cited as the principal architect of modern social science.

Steve Lukes is a professor of sociology at New York University. An emeritus Fellow of the British Academy and an editor of the European Journal of Sociology, he is the author of Emile Durkheim: His Life and Work and, most recently, Moral Relativism.

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