Definition of Durkheim, Émile in English:

Durkheim, Émile

Pronunciation /ˈdərkˌhīm/ /ˈdərkhaɪm/

proper noun

  • (1858–1917), French sociologist; one of the founders of modern sociology. In 1913, he became the first professor of sociology at the Sorbonne. Notable works: The Division of Labor in Society (1893) and Suicide (1897).