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The Resource The sacred and the law : the Durkheimian legacy, Werner Gephart, Daniel Witte (eds.)

The sacred and the law : the Durkheimian legacy, Werner Gephart, Daniel Witte (eds.)

Label
The sacred and the law : the Durkheimian legacy
Title
The sacred and the law
Title remainder
the Durkheimian legacy
Statement of responsibility
Werner Gephart, Daniel Witte (eds.)
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"There is little doubt about the importance of Emile Durkheim's work and the influence it had on the social sciences. His insights into the realms of normativity in particular remain an inspiring mine of information for theoretical reflection and empirical analyses. While his strengths, as we know nowadays, might not have always laid in systematic arguments, his main concerns have shaped the development of social thought in fundamental ways: the question of changing social bonds and the problem of integration; belief and unbelief in societal values; acceptance and rejection of the law, obligation and rights; inner tensions of normative orders; the problem of aligning the polymorphism of normativities with the polymorphic structures of society - and, hence, the project of normative and social pluralism. [This book] occupies an important dual position in this context: marking an autonomous sphere of the Holy, endangered and upstaged by processes of modernization, and at the same time a fundamental trait of sociality, culture and normativity in general, thus providing the basis even still for modern, 'secularized' forms of collective beliefs. The current volume is comprised of contributions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives dealing with a wide range of topics in the realm of normativity in order to recall these important issues and demonstrate the influence and moment of Durkheim's thinking on matters of the Sacred and the law."--
Assigning source
Back cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Fourteen selections in English; two in French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gephart, Werner
  • Witte, Daniel
Series statement
Series of the Käte Hamburger Centre for Advanced Study in the Humanities "Law as Culture"
Series volume
volume 20
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Durkheim, Émile
  • Sociological jurisprudence
  • Religion and law
  • Normativity (Ethics)
Label
The sacred and the law : the Durkheimian legacy, Werner Gephart, Daniel Witte (eds.)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Auflage.
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9783465042945
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975488560
Label
The sacred and the law : the Durkheimian legacy, Werner Gephart, Daniel Witte (eds.)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Auflage.
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9783465042945
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975488560

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