Suicide (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, May 11, 2010 - Social Science - 416 pages
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One of Durkheim's most important works, serving as a model in social theory.
  

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Review: Suicide

User Review  - Nae - Goodreads

This book was really interesting. Durkheim is a TERRIBLE writer though. I wanted to tear my hair out every five seconds because I could not get over the writing technique. That caused a struggle but it did not deter me from wanting to finish the book. It is very thought provoking. Read full review

Review: On Suicide: A Study in Sociology

User Review  - Brendan - Goodreads

I'll have to say I never really understood the term social science until I read this book. Durkheim is often enough called the father of sociology and this book, published early in the 20th century ... Read full review

Contents

Editors Preface
9
Preface
35
Introduction
41
Suicide and Psychopathic States
57
Suicide and Normal Psychological StatesRace Heredity
82
Suicide and Cosmic factors
104
Imitation
123
How to Determine Social Causes and Social Types
145
Egoistic Suicide continued
171
Altruistic Suicide
217
Anomic Suicide
241
Individual Forms of the Different Types of Suicide
277
The Social Element of Suicide
297
Relations of Suicide with Other Social Phenomena
326
Practical Consequences
361
Appendices
405

Egoistic Suicide
152

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Emile Durkheim (18581917) was a French sociologist who formally established the academic discipline and, with Karl Marx and Max Weber, is commonly cited as the principal architect of modern social science.

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