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By Arthur Asa Berger San Francisco State University

During this sociology textbook/mystery novel, scholars can subscribe to Sherlock Holmes and Watson as they find a new region ripe for acrimony and intrigue: social idea. In 1910, the main in demand social theorists on the planet assemble in London for a convention at the new technology of sociology. issues quickly collapse, even though, as a struggle breaks out, a jewel is stolen, and recognized sociologist Emile Durkheim disappears. As Sherlock Holmes and Watson examine, it seems that social conception would possibly not simply clarify actions--in this situation, it can be the reason for them. So Holmes and Watson examine social thought itself, studying without delay from these growing it: W.E.B. Du Bois, Sigmund Freud, Vladimir Lenin, Beatrice Webb, Georg Simmel, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber. The theories, lives, and passions of every sociologist are published as Holmes and Watson, research first-hand simply how influential social concept may be.

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I’m beginning to wonder whether all these sociologists are a bit crazy. Maybe they should be in a different kind of institution? “I’veasked everyone who was at the party to remain at Claridge’s Hotel while I pursue my investigation of the jewel robbery. Lady Bracknell is terribly upset, but she has agreed not to say anything for the moment. We have sworn everyone else involved in the dinner to secrecy also. The people who were at the dinner party believe I am just investigating the robbery last night.

It is insured for a great deal of money, but Lady Bracknell is more interested in getting her diamond back. ” “Good lord,” I cried out. ” “The curious thing is that the hotel’s detective was nearby. He got in touch with us and we sent some men over immediately We searched everyone who had been in the room, but nobody had the diamond. It was, as you might imagine, a most delicate matter. We have some men guarding the room and the whole kitchen area. It would be a terrible scandal if it broke in the press, which is why I’m here.

We have some men guarding the room and the whole kitchen area. It would be a terrible scandal if it broke in the press, which is why I’m here. I’ve asked Holmes to do what he can to find the diamond . . and see if we can avoid creating a scandal. The diamond has disappeared, right before our eyes, and though we’ve searched the premises many times, we can’t find it. “There’sstill worse to come,” Lestrade continued. “Durkheim left the restaurant in bad shape. The left side of his face was swollen and he was holding a large piece of ice on his cheek to reduce the swelling.

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