Father of Sociology
What Emile Durkheim contributed...
Emile was born April 15, 1858
Durkheim was born in Epinal, France. He came from a long line of devout French Jews; his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather had all been rabbis.
developed theories of social structures that included functionalism, division of labor, and anomie.
These theories were founded on the concept of social facts, or societal norms, values, and structures.
Functionalism is a concept with three integral elements.
He decided against following in his family's footsteps.
Theories-Emile said responding to deviance brought people together, creating community. He also said that deviance encourages social change.He believed that it brought cultural values and norms.
Major Ideas-The reality of society is the subject matter of sociology and that society is real.
Important details-Emile believed that suicide was caused by social rather than individual factors.