Durkheim and the Durkheimians


Emile Durkheim: His Life and Work. A Historical and Critical Study London: Allen Lane, The Penguin Press and New York: Harper and Row; Peregrine edition, 1975; republished with new preface Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1985

The Category of the Person: Anthropology, Philosophy, History (co-edited with M. Carrithers and S. Collins), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986 [read conclusion by Steven Lukes]

41ELyjDniPL._SY300_Durkheim and the Law edited by Steven Lukes and Andrew Scull. Second expanded edition with new introduction. London and New York:Palgrave Macmillan 2013


51U93nsx4KL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_Emile Durkheim: The Rules of Sociological Method and Selected Texts on Sociology and its Method, newly revised edition with a new introduction by Steven Lukes, translation (newly revised) by W.D. Halls. London: Palgrave Macmillan 2013 and New York: Free Press 2014


9781476749730Emile Durkheim: The Division of Labor in Society. edited and with a new introduction by Steven Lukes including introduction to 1984 edition  by Lewis Coser, translation (newly revised) by W. D. Halls. London: Palgrave Macmillan 2013 and New York: Free Press 2014



Is Durkheim’s understanding of religion compatible with believing? Religion, January 2012

On Translating Durkheim” in Why Concepts Matter. Translating Social and Political Thought edited by Martin J. Burke and Melvin Richter. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2012

(with Devyani Prabhat: “Durkheim on Law and Morality: The Disintigration Thesis” Journal of Classical Sociology, 12, 3, 2012

Searle versus Durkheim“, Intentional Acts and Institutional Facts: Essays on John Searle’s Social Ontology, Springer, 2007, pp. 203-217

‘Emile Durkheim’, International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier, 2002

“Prolegomena to the Interpretation of Durkheim”, Archives européennes de sociologie , 1971, XII, 2, pp. 1-209

“Durkheim’s Individualism and the Intellectuals”, Political Studies, 1969, XVII, 1, pp. 14-19 (+translation: pp. 19-30)

“Marcel Mauss”, International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (1968, Collier Macmillan and Free Press, N.Y.), vol. 10, pp. 78-82

Alienation and Anomie” in Laslett, P. & Runciman, W.G. (eds.); Philosophy, Politics and Society, Third Series (1967, Blackwell, Oxford).

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    Professor of Sociology
    D.Phil. 1968 (Sociology), B.A. 1962, Oxford University. Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, (LittD) 2009, University of East Anglia.

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