Simon and Schuster, May 11, 2010 - Social Science - 416 pages
A classic book about the phenomenon of suicide and its social causes written by one of the world’s most influential sociologists.
Emile Durkheim’s Suicide addresses the phenomenon of suicide and its social causes. Written by one of the world’s most influential sociologists, this classic argues that suicide primarily results from a lack of integration of the individual into society. Suicide provides readers with an understanding of the impetus for suicide and its psychological impact on the victim, family, and society.
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Suicide and Psychopathic States
Suicide and Normal Psychological StatesRace Heredity
Suicide and Cosmic factors
How to Determine Social Causes and Social Types
Egoistic Suicide continued
Individual Forms of the Different Types of Suicide
The Social Element of Suicide
Relations of Suicide with Other Social Phenomena
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