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TITLE EXPLAIN AND DISCUSS E DURKHEIMS DIVISION OF LABOR Born at Espinal in the eastern French province of Lorraine on April 15 1858 Emile Durkheim is regarded as one of the founders of modern sociology His father was a rabbi and as the majority of his ancestors where rabbis too he decided quite early to follow the family tradition and become a rabbi himself while following the regular course of instruction at school At the age of thirteen under the influence of a Catholic woman teacher was led to Catholicism Soon after that he decided to turn away from all his religious involvement and became agnostic He was educated in France and Germany His studies included law philosophy and social science and he was awarded a variety of honors and prizes After finishing high school he prepared himself for the laborious admission examinations in order to be admitted in Ecole Normale Superieure which had a great reputation and a very powerful status After great effort Durkheim was admitted in 1879 on his third try At the Ecole Normale Superieure he met with numerous men like Henri Bergson who became the philosopher of vitalism and Jean Jaures the future socialist leader As later was proven this college had trained people that later became important personalities in their countries Durkheim graduated in 1882 and later on he spoke about two of his professors the great historian Fustel de Coulanges who teached him the use of critical and rigorous method in historical research and the philosopher Emile Boutrox to whom he dedicated his French thesis The Division of Labor The Division of Labor in Society first published in 1893 is one of Emile Durkheims
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