The Hidden Battle that Shaped the History of Sociology: Arnold van Gennep contra Emile Durkheim

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Abstract

This article engages the so far neglected intellectual dispute between Emile Durkheim and Arnold van Gennep. It revisits the most salient points of van Gennep’s critique of Durkheim’s sociology, especially as relates to the study of religion. In this context, the article also discusses the possible influence of van Gennep’s work on Marcel Mauss. The article ends by indicating why a revisitation
of van Gennep’s critique of Durkheim might matter for contemporary sociology.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Classical Sociology
Vol/bind16
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)173-195
ISSN1468-795X
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 8 mar. 2016

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