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The Elementary Forms of Religious Life: Newly Translated by Karen E. Fields

The Elementary Forms of Religious Life: Newly Translated by Karen E. Fields

by Emile Durkheim

Publisher: Free Press
ISBN: 9780029079379
Pages: 464
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 12 Mb
Date posting: 2020-09-23
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"Karen Fields has given us a splendid new translation of the greatest work of sociology ever written, one we will not be embarrassed to assign to our students. In addition she has written a brilliant and profound introduction. The publication of this translation is an occasion for general celebration, for a veritable 'collective effervescence.' — Robert N. Bellah Co-author of Habits of the Heart, and editor of Emile Durkheim on Morality and Society "This superb new translation finally allows non-French speaking American readers fully to appreciate Durkheim's genius. It is a labor of love for which all scholars must be grateful." —Lewis A. Coser Published in 1912, The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life was the last major book by the great sociologist Emile Durkheim. An early translation has remained the only English-language version available, despite many errors. Now a sociologist and religious scholar offers a much-needed new translation that will restore Durkheim's work to its original brilliance. Read More Show Less