Item #9021 The Division of Labor In Society. Emile Durkheim, George Simpson, Trans.

The Division of Labor In Society

New York: The Free Press, 1969.

Paperback. 8 1/4" X 5 1/2". xxiv, 439pp. Wear to pictorial paper wraps with rubbing, creasing, and toning to covers, corners, and edges. Sunning and creasing to spine. Dust-spotting to top edge of text block. Stamps and bookseller's ticket to front free endpaper. Occasional inked underlining and notation to pages. Binding is sound.

Émile Durkheim is often referred to as the father of sociology. Along with Karl Marx and Max Weber he was a principal architect of modern social science and whose contribution helped established it as an academic discipline. "The Division of Labor in Society", published in 1893, was his first major contribution to the field and arguably one his most important. In this work Durkheim discusses the construction of social order in modern societies, which he argues arises out of two essential forms of solidarity, mechanical and organic. Durkheim further examines how this social order has changed over time from more primitive societies to advanced industrial ones. Unlike Marx, Durkheim does not argue that class conflict is inherent to the modern Capitalistic society. The division of labor is an essential component to the practice of the modern capitalistic system due to the increased economic efficiency that can arise out of specialization; however Durkheim acknowledges that increased specialization does not serve all interests equally well. This important and foundational work is a must read for all students of sociology and economic philosophy.(Published). Good. Item #9021

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