Durkheim, Émile (1858–1917)
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French sociologist; the father of modern sociology; a major influence on French structuralist anthropology and British structural functionalism (Radcliffe-Brown). His work on forms of social integration (solidarity), collective representations, and ritual, exerted a foundational impact on European anthropology, but were only much later assimilated into American anthropology.

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