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date: 08 December 2019

Durkheim, Émile (1858–1917) French sociologist, 

Source:
A Dictionary of Critical Theory
Author(s):

Ian Buchanan

widely considered one of the founders of the field of sociology. He was born in the Lorraine region of France into a family of devout Jews (his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were all rabbis). Although expected to follow the family tradition and go to rabbinical school, Durkheim instead studied at the prestigious college, the École Normale Supérieure (his classmates included ... ...

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