Jean-Gabriel Tarde (March 12, – May 13, ), a French criminologist and Tarde codified his ideas in the “three laws of imitation”. The Laws of Imitation has 17 ratings and 3 reviews. Phillip said: Tarde belongs to that initial moment of the emergence of sociology as a science as such. Tarde makes a distinction between logical and extra-logical laws of imitation. The logical laws are to be discovered when- ever an invention is imitated solely.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. It is worth noting that in the case of invention, Tarde takes the brain itself of the inventor to somehow be the agent of the invention. Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks used a Tarde inspired imitation thesis to imitatino the tendency for emotions, feelings and affects to spread “accidentally” on digital networks. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Credits New World Encyclopedia writers and editors rewrote and completed the Wikipedia article in accordance with New World Encyclopedia standards.

The choice is made to lay the foundation of their utopia on music and art. Receiving a much more positive response in the United States than in Europe, Tarde’s work has had a long-term impact on sociology, criminology, and social psychologyfields of study that seek to better understand the social nature of human beings and thus to support the development of healthy off.


Vishal Vinayak marked it as to-read Jan 05, Jean-Gabriel de Tarde, writing as Gabriel Tarde was a French sociologist, criminologist and social psychologist.

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Want to Read saving…. Although Tarde had no direct followers in Franceexcept for some criminologistshis ideas had a ot influence on both sociology and criminology.

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For example, more coherent ties and better communication among gifted individuals can lead to mutual stimulation, resulting in greater flow of new ideas. Godfrey Mahundi marked it as to-read Jan 12, David marked it as to-read Jul 07, Tarde devised a theory of “imitation and suggestion,” through which he tried to explain criminal behavior. Tarde conceptualizes these interactive processes as being properly logical, that is, generating contradictory or mutually beneficial relations which seek to resolve themselves either through growth or ascendancy.

Gabriel Tarde

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jean-Gabriel Tarde March 12, — May 13,a French criminologist and sociologistis one of the founding fathers of sociology. Debates and Assessmentsedited by Matei Candea, was published by Routledge in From to he held several legal posts near Sarlat, and served as a magistrate in Dordogne.

The Laws of Imitation by Gabriel Tarde. For example, it has recently been revealed that in Difference and RepetitionDeleuze’s milestone book which effected his transition to tarce more socially-aware brand of philosophy and his writing partnership with Guattari, Deleuze in fact re-centered his philosophical orientation around Tarde’s thesis that repetition serves difference rather than vice versa.


No trivia or quizzes yet. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. After the death of his mother, Tarde left Sarlat and settled in Paris.

Paragraph breaks appear randomly in the middles trde sentences. He believed that by analyzing such data sociologists would be able to trace shifts in public opinion. Tarde held that an elite was needed to govern society, keeping the balance between innovative ideas and traditional cultural patterns.

He was critical of the concept of the atavistic criminal as developed by Cesare Lombroso.

Views Read Edit View history. To cite this article click here for a list of acceptable citing formats. Although Tarde’s work was generally not well received in France due to tarrde dominance of Durkheim’s views, his work on imitation did find relatively ready application in the field of criminology. Mitch rated it liked it Jan 15,