Terms and Questions:

Durkheim: Society as Sacred



1.    Collective Effervescence


1.    What is the significance of the “social fact” for Durkheim?

2.    What is Durkheims basic assumption about human nature?

3.    Why is the totem important for Durkheim?

4.    What is the relationship between the experience of the sacred and the experience of the group, in Durkheim’s view?