Tag Archives: Emile Durkheim

Why Durkheim Was Right: On the Perils of Being a Young, Cute Shoplifter

* This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. by Leslie Dorrough Smith In yet another entry from the annals of my parenting adventures, a particularly memorable event has always served me well as a reminder of … Continue reading

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Thank You, Anarchy: A Review Essay

by Matt Sheedy Nathan Schneider’s newly released book, Thank You Anarchy, Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse, provides a unique insiders’ account of the original Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park in New York City, along with compelling data on … Continue reading

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ShaunTology, Part 4: Conclusion

by Charles McCrary This is the final instalment of ShaunTology. Click on these links to read parts 1, 2, and 3. If you’ve been reading this series (first of all, thanks), you probably have learned more about Shaun T than you cared to … Continue reading

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Humor and Religion: An Interview with David Feltmate, Pt. 2

* This is part two of a two-part interview with David Feltmate. Part one can be found here. Matt Sheedy: Could you say something about your general approach to the study of humor as a sociological category in relation to … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: NAASR Annual Meeting

NAASR Annual Meeting November 2013, Baltimore Call for Papers  The 2013 NAASR annual meeting, held jointly with the annual meetings of both the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society for Biblical Literature (SBL), will take place in Baltimore … Continue reading

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Durkheim Disappoints

Upon rereading the main body of Durkheim’s Division of Labor in Society I was struck at how subtle and sophisticated he is. I thought I had remembered—from my previous experience with this material—that he used a superficial freedom/constraint binary. However, as … Continue reading

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