The Division of Labour in Society (1893).
The Rules of Sociological Method (1895).
L'Année Sociologique, the first French social science journal. (1898)
The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life (1912)
Statement by Émile Durkheim
sociology was the science of institutions.
There is in every society a certain group of phenomena which may be differentiated from ....those studied by the other natural sciences.
Sociology is, then, not an auxiliary of any other science; it is itself a distinct and autonomous science.