Georges Gurvitch

Georges Gurvitch

Georges Gurvitch (or Jorge Gurvitch, born Georgij Davydovič Gurvič; November 11, 1894, Novorossiysk - December 12, 1965, Paris) was a Russian born French sociologist and jurist. One of the leading sociologists of his times, he was a specialist of the sociology of knowledge. In 1944 he founded the journal "Cahiers internationaux de Sociologie". He held a chair in sociology at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Gurvitch is an important figure in the development of sociology of law. Like other legal sociologists, he insisted that law is not merely the rules or decisions produced, interpreted and enforced by asgencies of the state, such as legislatures, courts and police. Groups and communities of various kinds, whether formally structured or informally organised, produce regulation for themselves and others, which can properly be considered law from a sociological standpoint. Gurvitch's legal pluralism is, however, far more rigorous and radical than that of most legal sociologists and locates an immense variety of types of law in the various kinds of sociality - or social interaction - that he distinguished in his writings. He saw the need to stress the reality and significance of social law and social rights, in opposition to what he termed individual law. His Bill of Social Rights, drafted at the end of World War II was an atttempt to state a blueprint of a legal framework of social law for a postwar world in which the idea of human rights had become newly powerful.


*"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 Time", (1958)
*"Dialectique et sociologie", (1962)
*"The Social Frameworks of Knowledge", (1972)

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