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James Clarke and Co Ltd Releases DURKHEIM: ESSAYS ON MORALS AND EDUCATION

James Clarke and Co Ltd Releases DURKHEIM: ESSAYS ON MORALS AND EDUCATION

Emile Durkheim (1858-1917), whose writings still exert great influence over sociological thought, has often been called the father of the sociology of education. In Durkheim's mind, morality and education were closely linked. In this reprint of Durkheim: Essays on Morals and Education (originally published in 1979 by Routledge & Kegan Paul), Pickering makes a conscious effort to make a clear-cut distinction between the topics of education and morality, with the exception of areas which relate directly to both, for example, Durkheim's lectures on Moral Education.

The book contributes to the growing corpus of translations of Durkheim. It serves to alert readers to certain aspects of Durkheim's thought which need further documentation for the English-speaking world.

At a time when the education system in this country is in the process of reform, Durkheim's essays provide an interesting perspective on its importance for civilisation. Bringing together a number of items translated into English for the first time, Pickering's work is ideal for those interested in the disciplines of sociology and philosophy, as well as anyone eager to explore questions raised by a simultaneous examination of education and morality.

About the Author: The Revd Dr William S.F. Pickering has been an Anglican priest since 1950, and for twenty years was a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is currently the General Secretary of the British Centre for Durkheimian Studies, which he helped to found in 1991. It is based in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, OxfordUniversity.

He has written and edited a number of books on Durkheim and his followers, as well as many articles. Among his other publications are Durkheim on Religion: A Selection of Readings with Bibliographies and Introductory Remarks, Sociology and Theology: Alliance and Conflict, A Social History of the Diocese of Newcastle 1882-1982 and The Hutterites. His book Anglo-Catholicism: A Study in Religious Ambiguity was reprinted by James Clarke and Co Ltd in 2008.

About the Publisher: James Clarke and Co Ltd is a long-established British academic publisher specialising in historical and theological books and also in reference material. It has been associated with the Lutterworth Press since 1984.

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