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The Control Theory's Achilles Heel?

I was casually perusing Criminological theories one gloomy winter weekday when I came across something that struck me . It is true that we don’t retain nearly as much information as we forget when reading textbooks for the first time, but for whatever reason this resonated with me. 1.453 mais palavras


Ziya Gökalp, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the two Emile Durkheims

All too often the political divides in Turkey are simplified into a crude division into a secularist/republican (Kemalist) camp and an Islamic/Islamist camp, with the only complication allowed for being the conflict around Kurdish minority rights. 1.060 mais palavras

Durkheim on Religion: A Brief Look

Born into a devout Jewish family in 1858, Émile Durkheim chose, as a teenager, to break with tradition and, instead of training to become a rabbi, studied at the École Normale Supérieure. 1.086 mais palavras

Religious Studies

The Sea of Trees: Suicide in the East

Please watch the documentary above before reading on.

In Suicide: A Study in Sociology (1952), Emile Durkheim discusses his findings and understandings of suicide. He declares that there are four types of suicide: 1.085 mais palavras


Some notes on functionalist theory

I’ve been having a second, and third read through (yesterday and today following a first read through of the book as a whole) of chapter 1 of “A beginner’s guide to social theory” by Shaun Best.  769 mais palavras

Society And Politics

Sociology in the early 20th century

By the early 20th century, Ken Plummer states, in “Sociology:  The basics”, the subject was becoming more professionalised.  The foundations of sociology were laid in Europe, but things were changing. 216 mais palavras

Society And Politics

The "holy trinity" of sociology

Ken Plummer, in chapter four of “Sociology:  The basics” highlights that the 19th and early 20th centuries brought a vast array of thinking to the changing world.  229 mais palavras

Society And Politics