"The need for an English translation of Emile Durkheim's De la division du travail social has long been felt. The first great work of a man who controlled French social thought for almost a quarter of a century and whose influence is now waxing rather than waning, it remains today, both from an historical and contextual standpoint, a book that must be read by all who profess some knowledge of social thought and some interest in social problems. First published in 1893 with the subtitle, Étude sur l'Organisation des Sociétés Supérieures, and a dedication "A Mon Cher Maître, M˙ Emile Boutroux, Hommage respectueux et reconnaissant," it has gone through five editions, the last having been brought out in 1926, nine years after Durkheim's death. The second edition appeared in 1902 with the now classic preface, Quelques Remarques sur les Groupements professionnels. The third edition appeared in 1907, the fourth in 1911."--From preface of translation.
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