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Durkheim's Two Problems. Durkheim's primary purpose in The Elementary Forms was to describe and explain the most primitive 1 religion known to man. But if his interests thus bore some external similarity to those of the ethnographer or historian, his ultimate purpose went well beyond the reconstruction of an archaic culture for its own sake; on the contrary, as in The Division of Labor and...

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Durkheim's theory of religion exemplifies how functionalists examine sociological phenomena. According to Durkheim, people see religion as contributing to the health and continuation of society in general. Thus, religion functions to bind society's members by prompting them to affirm their common values and beliefs on a regular basis.

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Durkheim also argued that our primary categories for understanding the world have their origins in religion. It is religion, Durkheim writes, that gave rise to most if not all other social constructs, including the larger society. Durkheim argued that categories are produced by the society, and thus are collective creations.

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Durkheim was influenced by two scholars. 1. W. Roberton Smith, in his book “The religion of semites” (1894) concluded that ancient religions consisted primarily of institutions and practices that is of rites and ceremonies and that myths that is beliefs and creeds, were an outgrowth of these.

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Durkheim's first key move in analysing moral life was to locate it not in the private inner conscience of the superego, but in collective life. ... Emile Durkheim: religion – the very idea, part ...

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''The Elementary Forms of Religious Life'' is a book written by Emile Durkheim in 1912. It was a sociological perspective on primitive religion from our earliest history.

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Emile Durkheim Summary and Analysis - Free download as Word Doc (.doc), PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. ... view of ritual practice in religion. Durkheim stresses that the goal of ritualistic practice in religion is. to reinforce the social solidarity of a society, ...

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The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life is a nonfiction book by Émile Durkheim. The book was published in 1912. The most prominent theme in the book, as well as Durkheim's central thesis, is...

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The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (French: Les formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse), published by the French sociologist Émile Durkheim in 1912, is a book that analyzes religion as a social phenomenon. Durkheim attributes the development of religion to the emotional security attained through communal living.

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Sociology 310 Spring 2015. Lecture Notes on Emile Durkheim. Historical context of Durkheim's sociology • Political instability of the French republic in the late 19th century: rising working-class militancy; threat of right-wing coup to reassert the power of the military, church, and