Chapter 1: The Interpretation of Durkheim: Sociology Contra Durkheim.
Chapter 2: Durkheim as the Theorist of Order and Science.
Chapter 3: Understanding Durkheim in his Time: Historical and Political Considerations.
Chapter 4: Philosophy and the Republic: the Influence of Renouvier.
Chapter 5: Differentiation and the Problems of Modernity.
Chapter 6: Individualism and Socialism?.
Chapter 7: The Science of Facts and Things: Methodological Considerations.
Chapter 8: Society as the "Coefficient of Preservation": the Question of Suicide.
Chapter 9: The Thinking State: Power and Democracy.
Chapter 10: Practical Reason and Moral Order: Morality and Society.
Chapter 11: Belief and the Logic of the Sacred.
Chapter 12: Final Reflections - Durkheim Contra Sociology.
Appendix: Durkheim and Renouvier.
'This book fully lives up to its title. It offers a coherent critique of interpretations of Durkheim that remain widespread in Anglo-American sociology, providing a reassessment that will come as a surprise, even a shock, to many readers.' Willie Watts Miller, University of Bristol
'Together with her previous articles, Stedman Jones' book is beyond all doubt the best and most complete assessment on this topic, often throwing a new light on some puzzles of Durkheimian sociology.' Durkheimian Studies
'Susan Stedman Jones' rich, remarkable book provides a largely new investigation of Durkheim's philosophical background... Durkheim Reconsidered recommends itself to the reader for its wide documentation, method consistency, and clear sometimes even brilliant style.' Durkheimian Studies
"This book stands out to the reader with its documentation, by its coherent methodology and by its clear style of writing which can be described, at times, as brilliant". Giovanni Paoletti, Department of Philosophy, University of Pisa
"Stedman Jones presents a lively, original and appealing thinker for today ... Her text is refreshing and enlightening, ideal for anthropologists, who, as Evans-Pritchard said, could make profitable use of Durkheim's ideas." Journal of The Royal Anthropological Institute
"A book worthy of the highest attention." European Journal of Social Theory
A Criticises the conventional interpretations of Durkheim and shows that they are often based on misleading assumptions
A Will become a standard text in courses on classical social theory and the foundation of modern sociology