Suicide A Study in Sociology

ISBN-10: 0684836327

ISBN-13: 9780684836324

Edition: 1997

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Description: One of Durkheim's most important works, serving as a model in social theory.

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 2/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Emile Durkheim, French sociologist, is, with Max Weber, one of the two principal founders of modern sociology. Durkheim became a professor of sociology at the Sorbonne, where he founded and edited the very important journal L'Annee Sociologique. He is renowned for the breadth of his scholarship; for his studies of primitive religion; for creating the concept of anomie (normlessness); for his study of the division of labor; and for his insistence that sociologists must use sociological (e.g., rates of behavior) rather than psychological data. His Suicide (1897) is a major sociological classic that is still read today, not so much for its data, which are limited and out of date, but for the brilliance of his analysis of suicide rates and other data that had been initially obtained for administrative rather than scientific purposes. Durkheim's notion of community, his view that religion forms the basis of all societies, had a profound impact on the course of community studies. His work continues to influence new generations of sociologists.

Extra-Social Factors
Suicide and Psychopathic States
Suicide and normal Psychological Sates-Race Heredity
Suicide and Cosmic Factors
Imitaion
Social Causes and Social Types
How to Determine Social Causes and Social Types
Egoistic Suicide
Egoistic Suicide (continued
Altruistic Suicide
Anomic Suicide
individual Forms of the Different Types of Suicide
General Nature of Suicide as a Social Phenomenon
The Social Element of Suicide
Relations of Suicide with Other Social Phenomena
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