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Who Said It First? Durkheim or Jesus?

Last semester I switched my major to sociology. I didn’t really do this out of choice or because I knew much about it, but rather because it was the simplest switch to get more on the path of  with what I want to do for the rest of my life. 1.426 mais palavras

The definition of 'suicide'

What is suicide? The question may sound silly at first, but proves to be essential for the study of the history of suicide. The simplest definition could be that suicide is a deliberate, self-inflicted act, killing oneself by one manner or another. 1.158 mais palavras

History Of Suicide

The Obstacles of Objectivity and Organic Solidarity

In the BBC documentary, Make Me a German, a British family becomes completely uprooted from their perceived normal realities, and is given the opportunity to see a differing perspective of day-to-day life amongst German culture. 488 mais palavras

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