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...Fitzhugh, George George Fitzhugh is best known as one of the earliest American theorists to identify himself with the discipline of sociology. Lawyer, small plantation owner and public pro-slavery propagandist, Fitzhugh represents...
...Frazer, James George J.G. Frazer was born in Glasgow on 1 January 1854 and died in Cambridge on 7 May 1941. He was the eldest son of Katherine and Daniel Frazer (a leading Glasgow ‘druggist’, as chemists in Scotland were known), devout...
...Faris, Ellsworth Ellsworth Faris was born 30 September 1974 in Salem, Tennessee. He received both his BA in 1894 and his MA in 1896 from Add-Ran University in Waco, Texas (now Texas Christian University). He spent seven years...

Durkheim, David Émile (1858–1917)

Alexander T. Riley

Alexander T. Riley is with the Department of Sociology and Anthopology, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Durkheim wrote on a very wide range of topics over the three decades of his scholarly career. Throughout the length and breadth of his work, a major question is engaged over and over again: how to establish and maintain modern moral...
...Cooley, Charles Horton Charles H. Cooley was born on 17 August 1864 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His father, Thomas McIntyre Cooley, was on the faculty of the University of Michigan Law School, published several influential works on law...
...Thomas, Dorothy Swaine Dorothy Swaine Thomas was born on 24 October 1899 in Baltimore, Maryland, the only child of John Knight Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth Swaine. Both parents came from prosperous families but during their unhappy marriage...
...Parsons, Talcott Talcott Parsons was born on 10 December 1902 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His family moved to New York City in 1918. He entered Amherst College in Massachusetts in 1920 to study biology and prepare for a career...
...Gouldner, Alvin Ward Alvin Ward Gouldner was born on 29 July 1920 in New York City. He received a BA degree from City College of New York in 1941, and then did graduate study in sociology at Columbia University, earning an MA in 1945...
...Graunt, John John Graunt was born in London on 24 April 1620 and died there from jaundice on 18 April 1674. The son of a collar-maker, he appears to have been the beneficiary of a sound primary education after which, aged sixteen, he...
...Ward, Lester Lester Frank Ward was born on 18 June 1841 in Joliet, Illinois, the youngest of ten children. His father was a jack-of-all-trades working as a millwright, farmer, and mechanic. Since the Ward family was neither wealthy, nor...