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Durkheim's Suicide
A Century of Research and Debate





ISBN 9781138007307
Published April 1, 2014 by Routledge
224 Pages

 
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Durkeim's book on suicide, first published in 1897, is widely regarded as a classic text, and is essential reading for any student of Durkheim's thought and sociological method. This book examines the continuing importance of Durkheim's methodology. The wide-ranging chapters cover such issues as the use of statistics, explanation of suicide, anomie and religion and the morality of suicide. It will be of vital interest to any serious scholar of Durkheim's thought and to the sociologist looking for a fresh methodological perspective.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  W.S.F. Pickering and Geoffrey Walford  2. Emile Durkheim's contribution to the sociological explanation of suicide  Luigi Tomasi  3. The deconstruction of social action: the 'reversal' of Durkheimian methodology from The Rules to Suicide  Mike Gane  4. Durkheim's altrusitic and fatalistic suicide after the first one hundred years Christie Davies and Mark Neal  5. Suicide, statistics and sociology: assessing Douglas' critique of Durkheim  John Varty  6. Reading the conclusion: Suicide, morality and religion  W.S.F. Pickering  7. The moral discourse of Durkheim's Suicide  William Ramp  8. The fortunes of Durkheim's Suicide: reception and legacy  Philippe Besnard  9. The reception of Suicide in Russia  Alexander Gofman  10. Marriage and suicide: testing the Durkheimian theory of marital regulation a century later  Philippe Besnard  11. Social integration and marital status: a multivariative individual level study of 30,157 suicides  K.D. Breault and Augustine J. Kposowa  12. Teaching Durkheim's Suicide: a symposium  Christie Davies, Mark Neal, John Varty, Geoffrey Walford, Robert Alun Jones and William Ramp

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