Lassical Sociology:Critically examine Durkheim argument that sociologists must  treat social facts as things .

Essay Question

Critically examine Durkheim argument that sociologists must  treat social facts as things .

Assessment requirements:
1500 word essay on Durkheim. It must be properly referenced with bibliography. It must be Harvard referenced, the introduction must be strong and the conclusion must also be powerful. The essay must critically evaluate discuss and develop an argument.

No footnotes please

Example of Harvard referencing in the essay: quotes, layout (Smith 1990,p23). Concluded that  --.

Also web-based material is ok.

Other books are ok but not  Haralambos

Supporting evidence (cited in Smith and Jones,1990, p64)

Website: cited in website Authors and author s initial. Date (in brackets). Title of article(in inverted commas). Commas. Title of journal/periodical (in italics) . Volume number. (issue number if any), page numbers of article, (first page to last page as it appears in journal. ( website accesses online date).

For a chapter in an edited book: Author s surname. Author s initial. Date (in brackets). Title of chapter (in inverted commas), in& Initial and surname of editor/s . Title of book (in italics). Place where published and name of publisher.

In the bibliography: the layout must; Hughes J, Martin, P ,J. Sharrock W. Understanding Classical Sociology 2nd edition Sage 2003.



The recommend Module books are, Hughes J, Martin, P ,J. Sharrock W. Understanding Classical Sociology 2nd edition Sage 2003.

Swingewood, A. (2000) A Short History of Sociological Thought 3rd edition Palgrave 2000.

Crabib, I. Classical Social Theory Oxford 1997

Lee D and Newby H. The Problem of Sociology Hutchinson 1983

Stedman Jones, G. Durkheim Reconsidered, Polity 2001

Lukes, S. Emile Durkhiem; His life and Work Standford 1985

Johnson A. The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology, Blackwell 2000

Bottomore T. A Dictionary of Marxist Thought, Blackwell, 1991.

Camic C. Reclaiming the Sociological Classes, Blackwell 1997

Owen D. Maturity and Modernity: Nietzsche, Weber, Foucault and the Ambivalence of Reason, Routledge 1994.