Monthly Archives: February 2012

Repeat offender

Durkheim was a great writer, but he just doesn’t have the re-read value of Weber and Marx. For instance you can really only finish Suicide once.

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This guy

This guy

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February 27, 2012 · 10:37 pm

Cheers

Q: How do sociologists know what to drink at Cheers?

A: They follow Norm.

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About type-face

If the great thinkers were fonts they would be:

Marx: Sans Private Property

Weber: Ideal-type

Durkheim: Times New Roman

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Sociology of Love

How do sociologists introduce their husband/wife/partner?

“I’d like you to meet my statistically significant other.”

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Wearing your ideology on your sleeves…

We were reading selections from Marx’s Capital for Classical Social Theory class and someone from my cohort said they were sick of reading about the linens and coats.

To which I replied, “So you are not a Marxist-Linen-ist?”

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Friends…

With friends like Durkheim, who needs anomies?

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