Emile Durkheim

 The Rules of Sociological Method Emile Durkheim begins his examination of sociology, and of the sociologic method, by recognizing that sociology is a science based on social phenomena. More specifically, it appears he sought to establish from the first that while both biology and psychology may examine a human being’s place in the natural world, […]


Hello. My name is Katrina Rivers-Williams, and I am a first year graduate student in Sociology. I lean toward conflict theory–with a hybrid mix of functionalist optimism (though functionalism does not always mean that ‘things work out’)….I am from Massachusetts, am a veteran, and have a B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior (’04, Mount Holyoke College), […]

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