On Durkheim's Elementary Forms of Religious Life

Edited by N.J. Allen, W.S.F. Pickering, W. Watts Miller

© 1998 – Routledge

240 pages

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About the Book

This is the first collection of essays to be published on Durkheim's masterpiece The Elementary Forms of Religious Life. It represents the work of the most important international Durkheim scholars from the fields of anthropology, philosophy and sociology. The essays focus on key topics including:

* the method Durkheim adopted in his study

* the role of ritual and belief in society

* the nature of contemporary religion

The contributors also explore cutting-edge debates about the notion of the soul and collective rituals.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

This series explores core issues in political philosophy and social theory. Addressing theoretical subjects of both historical and contemporary relevance, the series has broad appeal across the social sciences. Contributions include new studies of major thinkers, key debates and critical concepts.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General