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date: 21 April 2024

Durkheim, Émile 

A Dictionary of Critical Theory

Ian Buchanan

(1858–1917)French sociologist, 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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