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Durkheim’s Ghost: The Century after His Death: France, Germany, Turkey

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The essay is a kind of social science fiction meant to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Emile Durkheim’s death in 1917. Durkheim’s ghost, therefore, is used to imagine how his thinking would have dealt with the actual premodern and modern histories of France, Germany, and Turkey

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Durkheim   Treaty-of-Versailles   Collective-representations   Ottoman-Empire   Byzantium   Republic-of-Turkey  

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Charles Lemert


Charles Lemert


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DOI 10.26650/SJ.2019.39.1.0101

Submission : 14 Mar 2019

Published : 30 Haz 2019

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