In Key Concepts in Classical Social Theory individual entries introduce, explain and contextualize the key topics within classical social theory. Definitions, summaries and key words are developed throughout with careful cross-referencing, allowing students to move effortlessly between core ideas and themes. Each entry provides:• Clear definitions• Lucid accounts of key issues• Up-to-date suggestions for further reading• Informative cross-referencing Relevant, focused and accessible, this book will provide students with an indispensible guide to the central concepts of classical social theory.

Division of Labour in Society (Durkheim)

Division of labour in society (Durkheim)

What holds modern society together and binds individuals to it? How can the individual appear autonomous and free but depend utterly on society? Durkheim points to the division of labour for an answer. Durkheim rejected pessimistic views of the division of labour as leading inexorably to fragmentation and ...

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