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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Anh Vu gabrriel it as to-read Apr 08, 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.

Gabriel Tarde – Wikipedia

He was critical of the concept of the atavistic criminal as developed by Cesare Lombroso. He was supporter of mass-society, believing that people need to be together to disperse and apply new ideas and opinions more quickly. Please imiitation again later.

Tarde took an interest in criminology and the psychological basis of criminal behavior while working as a magistrate in public service.

The Laws of Imitation by Gabriel Tarde

For tatde, if criminals start to use a new type of weapon, they will not use the old one any more. From to he worked as a magistrate and investigating judge in the province. Everett Rogers furthered Tarde’s “laws of imitation” in the book Diffusion of Innovations. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Invention, to the contrary will behave according to what he describes as an individual logic. Timothy marked it as to-read Sep 18, Withoutabox Submit to Tarfe Festivals.

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Paragraph breaks appear randomly in the middles of sentences. Tarde was born in Sarlat in the province of Dordogneand he studied law at Toulouse and Paris.

The laws of imitation

For example, more coherent ties and better communication among gifted individuals can lead to mutual stimulation, resulting in greater flow of new ideas. For example, in Tony D Sampson ‘s book Virality: Want to Read saving….

Humanity must rebuild imitatipn new civilization underground. Although Tarde’s work was generally not well received in France due to the dominance of Durkheim’s views, his work on imitation did find relatively ready application in the field of criminology. Jeffrey rated it really liked it Jan 21, Lists with This Book.

With the latter, Tarde came to imtation the leading representative for a “French school” in criminology. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.

Based on his view of the importance of the individual, Tarde analyzed human society, particularly human progress, to be the result of individuals tabriel in relational behaviors according to each individual’s characteristics and generally exemplifying one of three basic processes—”Invention,” “Imitation,” or “Opposition. The plot is a post-apocalyptic story of an Earth destroyed by a new Ice Age.


Gabriel Tarde

Fruktkt is currently reading it Nov 23, Oppositions may be associated with social groups, like nationsregions, or social classesor may remain inside the minds of individuals. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the worldand other notations te the work.

Linus Vieira marked it as to-read May 17, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. Tarde also emphasised the tendency of the criminal to return to the scene of the crime and to repeat it, which he saw as part of a wider process of repetition compulsion. The process is further amplified when the elite comes in touch with deviant subcultures through migrations and other forms of social mobility.