Social Morphology and Human Ecology

  title={Social Morphology and Human Ecology},
  author={L. F. Schnore},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={620 - 634}
  • L. F. Schnore
  • Published 1958
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • This essay re-examines Durkheim's Division of Labor from the standpoint of contemporary ecological theory. Durkheim's analysis of differentiation is reconstructed, and a series of criticisms of the work are reviewed. A number of striking parallels are found between Durkheim's "morphological" thinking and the structural concepts and analytical apparatus in use within human ecology throughout its development. The paper ends with a plea for greater attention to the construction of structural… CONTINUE READING
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