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Emile Durkheim, by an unknown photographer
The interdisciplinary nature of the social sciences is also represented by various works on sociolinguistics, the sociology of reading, and the sociology of science.
The Reference library offers classic works within the discipline and associated critical studies, together with a wide range of contemporary works: introductory and academic textbooks as well as more specialized research works. The majority of this open-access collection is in English.
The Research library includes a higher proportion of foreign language materials, as well as major works by French and foreign sociologists starting in the late 19th century, when the discipline was born. In particular, it holds original editions of publications by Emile Durkheim, Vilfredo Pareto, and Ferdinand Tönnies, as well as founding journals such as l’Année sociologique and la Réforme sociale, the work of Frédéric Le Play and his disciples. Also available are complete collections of a large number of foreign journals, such as the American Journal of Sociology.
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