This paper provides a brief biographical sketch of Emile Durkheim, followed by an analysis of his theories in four principal works: The Division of Labor in Society (1893), The Rules of Sociological Method (1895)), Suicide: A Study in Sociology (1897), and The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (1912). Riding a wave of theory from Marx to Engels, in The Division of Labor in Society (1893). A conclusion discusses the author’s assessment of Durkheim’s theories and his legacy.
Gun Control & BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE
Discusses Michael Moore's thesis in the film BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE and an examination of how Karl Marx and Emile Durkheim might respond to Moore's analysis of the culture of guns in America.
This paper provides a comparison and contrast of the views of Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber on how capitalism and the Industrial Revolution impact society and, in turn, how this impact affects individual freedom and identity.
Marx, Durkheim and Weber.
Discusses how Marx, Durkheim and Weber each address the problem of social inequality in different ways. Their different prescriptions for dealing with its effects. Contends that whether revolutionary or reformist, these thinkers have left an indelible mark on our understanding of human society, human nature, and economics.
Social Structure Theory of Crime
This paper discusses how social structures cause criminal behavior because of unequal opportunities for all Americans. Durkheim’s theory of anomie is offered to demonstrate why crime occurs in light of social structure theory. A conclusion offers a method for reducing crime in American society.
An examination of Durkheim’s theories on anomic suicide. The analysis also presents statistics on increased suicide rates in Russian society and how Durkheim’s theory applies to this phenomenon. A conclusion sums up how Durkheim might feel about his theory in relation to contemporary society.
CONCEPT OF SUICIDE RELATED TO 9/11.
Discusses Durkheim's view of obligatory altruistic suicide. Concept that society is more important than the worth of any individual. Rejection by Durkheim of suicide that appeals to subjective mental states. The Al Quaeda terrorist actions and its concept of "dying for Allah." Arguments that the Al Quaeda attack on the United States was not a holy war as stated in the Koran.
This paper discusses the rise of the skinhead subculture and deviance by them in Russian society. The paper explores this subculture, explaining its emergence according to the theories on social deviance posited by Emile Durkheim.
This paper is an argumentative essay in the form of a personal letter to Hamlet, the protagonist of William Shakespeare’s tragic drama. The argument tries to convince Hamlet to abandon his thoughts of suicide and take his rightful place as God’s divinely chosen king of Denmark.