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Lecture

durkheim

4 pages54 viewsFall 2010

Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC231H5
Professor
Zaheer Baber

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Durkheim
Brief quiz worth of 5 before exam not only lecture notes but textbook too only 3 lectures
Social political historical context
Marx 1818 to 1883
Weber 1864 to 1920
Durkeim 1858 to 1917
Weber rationalization revolution is impossible in the sense of turning upside down and
starting afresh bureaucracy is to entrenched power holders it will continue
Durkheim concern of social justice and inequality not just stability
Weber- revolution change
Web dubouis 1863 1963 founder of naacp
Author of the souls of black folk
Durkheim had a regular life compared to weber and marx
Shift from gernman to French, he was first thinker to think of himself as sociogist
Rules of sociological method is his book
Main aim establish study fir socio distinct from psych and phil
Study of social facts
Socio is in between psych and phil..grounds of human condition social facts make it
different
Social facts
External constraints, general not individual
Social facts society a reality sui generis *unique) that cannot be reduced to individuals
Whole is more than simply a sum of its parts
Social facts have their own independent reality like things, external to individuals
Outside of one everyone has access to it, something with its own terms
Have a reality and life of their own
Society is not whole with its ingredients final product is society itself, which differs from
ingredients itself
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