Suicide

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Simon and Schuster, May 11, 2010 - Social Science - 416 pages
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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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Review: On Suicide: A Study in Sociology

User Review  - Siri - Goodreads

Im amazed that anyone can fit that much insight into a hundred pages. Durkheim has a way of looking at our society, and describing its functions, that is unique and familiar at the same time. You feel ... Read full review

Review: On Suicide: A Study in Sociology

User Review  - Eugene O'Neal - Goodreads

The father of modern sociology. This was a GREAT book. 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 (1858–1917) 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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