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Lecture 1- Early Sociology and Emilie Durkheims work These were the first lecture notes taken on Emilie Durkheims work.

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Wilfrid Laurier University
Leigh Morrison

Sociology 203 Sept.27/2010 Early Sociology & Emilie Durkheim’s work The Historical Context of Durkheim’s work -Emilie Durkheim was born on 1858 in a small town in rural France -In 1879 after entering the Ecole Normale in Paris he became interested in the study of society. - After obtaining a position at the University of Bordeaux at the age of 29, he completed four major sociological works: The Division of labor, The Rules of Sociological Method, the study of Suicide and The Elementary Forms of Religious Life. -Durkheim’s Strength as one of the founders of the discipline rests wholly on the body of these works. They constitute the major research studies in sociology. -by 1895, as a founder of the discipline, Durkheim formed a research group that established the discipline of sociology in France. Eventually, this led to the formation of a theoretical perspective for studying and social behavior. - By the time of his death in 1917, he had produced a large body of writings and founded one of the most coherent theoretical perspectives of the nineteenth century. -Durkheim is best kwon for founding sociology as a discipline and for defining the boundaries of its subject matter. -Historically, Durkheim’s theoretical focus can be described focusing on three central buil
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