Durkheim and Merton on Anomie Comparison Essay by tpmaven

Durkheim and Merton on Anomie
An analysis of how two social theorists took the sociological theory in different directions.
# 5299 | 1,410 words | 6 sources | APA | 2001 | US
Published by on Feb 11, 2003 in Sociology (Theory)

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This paper compares and contrasts social theorists' Emile Durkheim and Robert Merton's views on anomie. It explains the origination of the term and how each man took the theory in a different direction, depending upon the time in which he lived.

From the Paper:

"French social theorist Emile Durkheim coined the term "anomie" in his book The Division of Labor in Society, published in 1893. He used anomie to describe the loss of norms that was occurring in society. Durkheim said that anomie is produced in times of rapid social change, when existing rules, habits, and beliefs no longer hold and alternatives have not yet been found."

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Durkheim and Merton on Anomie (2003, February 11) Retrieved December 01, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/durkheim-and-merton-on-anomie-5299/

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"Durkheim and Merton on Anomie" 11 February 2003. Web. 01 December. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/durkheim-and-merton-on-anomie-5299/>