Fourteen selections in English; two in French.
383 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Schriftenreihe des Käte Hamburger Kollegs "Recht als Kultur" ; Bd. 20.
"There is little doubt about the importance of Emile Durkheim's work and the influence it had on the social sciences. His insights into the realms of normativity in particular remain an inspiring mine of information for theoretical reflection and empirical analyses. While his strengths, as we know nowadays, might not have always laid in systematic arguments, his main concerns have shaped the development of social thought in fundamental ways: the question of changing social bonds and the problem of integration; belief and unbelief in societal values; acceptance and rejection of the law, obligation and rights; inner tensions of normative orders; the problem of aligning the polymorphism of normativities with the polymorphic structures of society - and, hence, the project of normative and social pluralism. [This book] occupies an important dual position in this context: marking an autonomous sphere of the Holy, endangered and upstaged by processes of modernization, and at the same time a fundamental trait of sociality, culture and normativity in general, thus providing the basis even still for modern, 'secularized' forms of collective beliefs. The current volume is comprised of contributions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives dealing with a wide range of topics in the realm of normativity in order to recall these important issues and demonstrate the influence and moment of Durkheim's thinking on matters of the Sacred and the law."-- Back cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note
The social, the sacred and the cult of law : some introductory remarks on the Durkheimian legacy / Werner Gephart, Daniel Witte Norms as social facts / Steven Lukes Durkheim as a new-Kantian philosopher / Stephen Turner Durkheim et la culture juridique de son temps / Jean-Louis Halpérin Cultures de droit judaïque et islamique : Un regard durkheimien / Raja Sakrani On the religious origins of private law : Émile Durkheim, Paul Huvelin, and Emmanuel Lévy Durkheimian mysteries : law, magic and the sacred in Paul Huvelin and Marcel Mauss / Laurent de Sutter Legacies of the sacred in private law : Roman civic religion, property, and contract / Laura R. Ford Contract, context, social action / Jean-Louis Fabiani Reading Hobbes with Durkheim : the ritual roots of politics / Dirk Tänzler Passing the torch : from Durkheim's statism to Bourdieu's critique of the state / Daniel Witte Deliberation and the "social brain" : Durkheim's theory of democracy and political legitimacy / Jan Christoph Suntrup Provincializing Durkheim's religion / Prakash Shah Law from myth? : a study in Living law in Serbia / Daniel Šuber Entangled normativities : Durkheimian scenarios for late modernity / Marta Bucholc Moral individualism today : human rights and dignity through a Durkheimian lens / Roger Cotterrell.
K376 .S23 2017
Frankfurt am Main : Vittorio Klostermann, 2017.