Georges Gurvitch

Georges Gurvitch (L'O.A.S on June 22, 1962.[1] Their apartment was destroyed by a bomb, and they took refuge for a time at the house of painter Marc Chagall.

Gurvitch is an important figure in the development of Ali Shariati studied under Gurvitch in the 1960s during his studies in France at the University of Sorbonne.


  • Essai de Sociologie, (1939)
  • Sociology of law, (1942)
  • The Bill of Social Rights, (1945)
  • La vocation actuelle de la sociologie, (1950)
  • Le concept des classes sociales de Marx à nos jours, (1954)
  • The Spectrum of Social Time, (1958)
  • Dialectique et sociologie, (1962)
  • The Social Frameworks of Knowledge, (1972)

Studies of Gurvitch's Works

  • Banakar, Reza, “Integrating Reciprocal Perspectives: On Georges Gurvitch’s Theory of Immediate Jural Experience” in 16 /1 Canadian Journal of Law and Society. 2001. Reprinted in Roger Cotterrell, ed., Law in Social Theory. Aldershot, Ashgate. 2006. Available at SSRN
  • Banakar, Reza, “Georges Gurvitch” in Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives. Thousand Oaks: SAGE. 2006.
  • Belley, Jean-Guy, "Georges Gurvitch et les professionnels de la pensée juridique" in 4 Droit et Société 353-70 (1986)
  • Bosserman, Phillip, Dialectical Sociology: An Analysis of the Sociology of Georges Gurvitch. Boston: Porter Sargent (1968)
  • Carbonnier, Jean, "Gurvitch et les juristes" in 4 Droit et Société 347-51 (1986).
  • Choi, Chaanshik, Freedom and Determinism: The Promethean Sociology of Georges Gurvitch (Ph.D. Dissertation at New School for Social Research, New York, N.Y. 1978)
  • Hunt, Alan, "The Sociology of Law of Gurvitch and Timasheff: A Critique of Theories of Normative Integration" in Research in Law and Sociology, Vol. 2, pp. 169–204 (1979),
  • McDonald, Pauline, "The Legal Sociology of Georges Gurvitch" in 6 British Journal of Law and Society 24-52 (1979).
  • Noreau, Pierre and Andre-Jean Arnaud, "The Sociology of Law in France: Trends and Paradigms" in 25 Journal of Law and Society 258-83 (1998).
  • Swedberg, Richard. Sociology as Disenchantment: The Evolution of the Work of Georges Gurvitch. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1982.


  1. ^ 2007. Georges Gurvitch: Social Change. Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, Edited by George Ritzer. "Source 1", Accessed March 11, 2012.
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