Sociological Theo I
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Sociology 617 Fall 2008 Sociological Theory Week 6 Durkheim Division of Labor Politics Socialism 1 In Rules of Sociological Method Durkheim says The first and fundamental rule is to consider social facts as things Giddens p 89 Explain what Durkheim means by this methodological rule In what sense does Durkheim argue that social facts are extema to the individual How does Durkheim purport to distinguish normal and pathological social facts Critically evaluate Durkheim s views in The Division of Labor in Sociegg on the normal and pathological forms taken by the division of labor Contrast Durkheim s views on the potential pathologies of the division of labor in modern society with Marx s views on the contradictory nature of the social relations of J quot under quot 39 2 Explain what Durkheim means by the collective conscience and discuss the role that this concept plays in Durkheim s analysis of crime and punishment in The Division of Labor in Society Contrast Durkheim s concept of the collective conscience with Marx s concept of the dominant ideology How might Durkheim and Marx agIee or disagree over the nature and functions of law in capitalist society 3 On what grounds does Durkheim reject historical materialism in his review of Antonio Labriola What are the strengths and weaknesses of Durkheim s critique What are the most J differences between Durkheim s quot J 39 and historical materialism What are the similarities 4 Socialism Durkheim argues is not a science a sociology in miniature it is a cry of grief sometimes of anger uttered by men who feel most keenly our collective malaise Socialism is to the facts which produce it what the groans of a sick man are to the illness with which he is af icted Thompson p 161 How does Durkheim diagnose the underlying causes of socialism as a political movement Contrast Durkheim s concept of the relationship between the state and civil society with that of the Marxists whom he criticizes Which view do you find most persuasive and why