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For Durkheim is a timely and original contribution to the debate about Durkheim at a time when his concerns on ethics, morality and civil religion have much relevance for our own troubled and divided society. It includes two new essays from Edward A. Tiryakian's collection on the Danish Muhammad cartoons and September 11th, providing contemporary relevance to the debate and an analytical and interpretive introduction indicating the ongoing importance of Durkheim within sociology. This indispensable volume for all serious Durkheim scholars includes English translations of papers previously published in French for the first time, and will be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists, social historians and those interested in critical questions of modernity.

About the Author

Edward A Tiryakian is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Duke University, USA. He has published widely in the areas of theory, history of sociology/social thought, religion, globalization and national identity. He recently served as the Distinguished Leader of the Fulbright New Century Scholars Program, 2002-2003, as the past president of the American Society for the Study of Religion (1981-84) and of the International Association of French-Speaking Sociologists (1988-1992). He has twice been Chair of the Theory Section of the American Sociological Association and of the ASA History of Sociology section (2005-06).

Product Details
ISBN: 9780754671558
ISBN-10: 0754671550
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 8th, 2009
Pages: 378
Language: English
Series: Rethinking Classical Sociology