This is a critical essay of 2000 words excluding references. you can go over the word limit by 200 words only . everything is explained in the assessment sheet attached….
What does Gabriel Tarde mean by saying that ‘the common characteristic of social acts is that they are imitative’?
“Reading assessment”, mini-essay (500 words), Harvard style referencing
Answer question: What does Gabriel Tarde mean by saying that ‘the common characteristic of social acts is that they are imitative’?
required reading 1: (must cite this!!!)
On communication and social influence: selected papers
112-125 by Gabriel de Tarde 2010 Essential
required reading 2: Durkheim on imitation
Book by Bjørn Schiermer 2019 Essential
Wider reading 1:
The politics of crowds: an alternative history of sociology
Book by Christian Borch 2012 Essential Chapter 2
Wider reading 2:
The Debate between Tarde and Durkheim in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
Article by Eduardo Viana Vargas; Bruno Latour; Bruno Karsenti; Frédérique Aït-Touati; Louise Salmon 10/2008
Wider reading 3:
The Durkheim-Tarde debate and the social study of aboriginal youth suicide. in Transcultural Psychiatry,
Article by Niezen, Ronald. Faculty of Law and of Arts, McGill University, Montreal, PQ, Canada, <email is hidden> 2015