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Five Ways the Hajj is a Sui Generis Reality of Islam

Emile Durkheim (1858 – 1917), the father of sociology, was interested in the ways society bends peoples’ behaviors into a complex, yet structural matrix. In his study of societal norms, he coined the term “social facts” or the external and collective ways that society shapes, structures, and constrains behavior. 458 mais palavras

Durkheim and Taylor: The Age of Authenticity is the Age of Anxiety

I (Ben) am a part of a reading group at church that recently finished Charles Taylor’s Secular Age, and we’re now into Sources of Self… 215 mais palavras


Latour as a Reader of Emile Durkheim

I have posted bits of this before, but if you’re interested here’s a short essay on Latour’s reading of Emile Durkheim’s 1912 text in social theory,  137 mais palavras

Bruno Latour

I'll See You In Court

“When mores are sufficient, laws are unnecessary; when mores are insufficient, laws are unenforceable.”

― Émile Durkheim

In 1 Corinthians 6:1–11, Paul criticizes the Corinthians for the divisive lawsuits among them and his language is harsh.   1.242 mais palavras

1 Corinthians

Is it natural to be social? Marcus Aurelius and George Mead on socialisation.

At what point do humans become social? Is it when we first go to school? Is it when we first learn to speak? Or is it, more fundamentally, simply when we are born? 1.359 mais palavras

Will Johncock

Happy Christmas in July!

WHY DOES the Australian hospitality industry dislocate Christmas by seven months (rather than six)?

My theory is that they borrowed the idea from the northern hemisphere, where Christmas seems merely silly in hot weather. 564 mais palavras


On the Sacredness of Soccer (or Football)

There has been little occasion for me to celebrate as a soccer fan over the past few months. As an avid Liverpool FC supporter, I shut my laptop closed when they lost to Manchester City in the penalty shootout during the Capital One Cup Final, and I stared blankly at the television screen when they lost their lead to Sevilla in the Europa League Final. 819 mais palavras