Emile Durkheim and the Philosophy of Nationalism
Political Science Quarterly
"In spite of his untimely death in 1917, there is still a lively interest in the doctrines of the eminent French sociologist, ]mile Durkheim, heir of the Positivist philosophy of Comte and Spencer. Brilliant members of the Durkheim school, like Marcel Mauss, Celestin Bougle, Georges Davy, and Paul Fauconnet, have followed the path of specialization for which he blazed the trail.2 By consecrating themselves to the posthumous publication of his courses in education and sociology they have kept his memory green in intellectual circles. In the United States, Charles Gehlke and Harry Elmer Barnes have estimated his contributions to sociological theory, and his plans for political reconstruction."
Mitchell, M. Marion, "Emile Durkheim and the Philosophy of Nationalism" (1931). Faculty Scholarship. 395.