The Division of Labor in Society Paperback – 20 Jun 2012
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"If one had to choose one foundational text in sociology--this has to be it. Its critique of market society as well as its radical treatment of capitalism's diseases are even more pertinent today than they were a century ago."--Michael Burawoy "Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley " --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) was a French sociologist who formally established the academic discipline and, with Karl Marx and Max Weber, is commonly cited as the principal architect of modern social science. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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On average, each page of text is missing about two dozen commas.
"Without the necessary act of satisfaction[,] what is called the moral consciousness could not be preserved."
Then there are the pedantic (and barely readable) constructions such as the following.
"By this is explained why some acts have so frequently been held to be criminal..."
"This explains why some acts have so frequently been held to be criminal..."?
"Undoubtedly most of these are not harmful, for if they were, in such conditions the individual could not live."
"Undoubtedly, most of these are not harmful; if they were, the individual could not live."
Finally, there are sentences that are so obfuscatory, I don't know how to fix them:
"In both cases the force shocked by the crime and that rejects it is thus the same." (I'm not kidding, this is one of Halls's actual sentences.)
Classic text but it is not a translation that will work well for sticklers.
Very academic language and confusing to understand.
Would not recommend to anyone who does not already have knowledge of Durkheim
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