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This 1972 book is a collection of Durkheim's writings drawing upon the whole body of his work. Dr Giddens takes his selections from a wide variety of sources and includes a number of items from untranslated writings in the Revue Philosophique, Annee Sociologique and from L'evolution pedagogue en France. Selections from previously translated writings have been checked again ...more
Paperback, 282 pages
Published June 30th 1972 by Cambridge University Press (first published June 1st 1972)
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Scott Goddard
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excuse my french, but this is an absolute twat of a book. First of, the pages are humongous and the font is miniture, which makes even reading a single page seem like a tough feat. Then you've got bloody Durkheim just putting words together to make what I believe he thought was a point. It is like an Easter egg hunt: you've to keep on looking until you come across you like. Tough but satisfying read - 7.5/10.

(P.S. I gave up with 12 pages to go, my self-motivation had gone out of the window).
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The godfather. Nuff said.
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A nice overview - but. I feel like I understand Durkheim's limitations more than his contributions through this.
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