• Filename: suicide.
  • ISBN: 9781134470228
  • Release Date: 2005-08-04
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Emile Durkheim
  • Publisher: Routledge

There would be no need for sociology if everyone understood the social frameworks within which we operate. That we do have a connection to the larger picture is largely thanks to the pioneering thinker Émile Durkheim. He recognized that, if anything can explain how we as individuals relate to society, then it is suicide: Why does it happen? What goes wrong? Why is it more common in some places than others? In seeking answers to these questions, Durkheim wrote a work that has fascinated, challenged and informed its readers for over a hundred years. Far-sighted and trail-blazing in its conclusions, Suicide makes an immense contribution to our understanding to what must surely be one of the least understandable of acts. A brilliant study, it is regarded as one of the most important books Durkheim ever wrote.


  • Filename: suicide.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015005896959
  • Release Date: 1951
  • Number of pages: 405
  • Author: Émile Durkheim
  • Publisher: Free Pr

Even for the psychologically oriented reader this holds more than merely historical interst. One cannot help being impressed by the wealth of knowledge and the perspicacity revealed in it, and there have certainly been few more compact presentations ofsocio-psycholgical problems.


  • Filename: suicide.
  • ISBN: 9781439118269
  • Release Date: 2010-05-11
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: John A. Spaulding
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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.

Understanding Suicide

  • Filename: understanding-suicide.
  • ISBN: 1349368911
  • Release Date: 2011-01-01
  • Number of pages: 203
  • Author: B. Fincham
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Sociologists have debated suicide since the early days of the discipline. This book assesses that body of work and breaks new ground through a qualitatively-driven, mixed method 'sociological autopsy' ofone hundredsuicides that explores what can be known about suicidal lives.

Suicide a Study in Sociology

  • Filename: suicide-a-study-in-sociology.
  • ISBN: 1297503570
  • Release Date: 2015-08-08
  • Number of pages: 412
  • Author: Emile Durkheim
  • Publisher: Andesite Press

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On Suicide

  • Filename: on-suicide.
  • ISBN: 9780141915340
  • Release Date: 2006-09-28
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Emile Durkheim
  • Publisher: Penguin UK

Emile Durkheim's On Suicide (1897) was a groundbreaking book in the field of sociology. Traditionally, suicide was thought to be a matter of purely individual despair but Durkheim recognized that the phenomenon had a social dimension. He believed that if anything can explain how individuals relate to society, then it is suicide: Why does it happen? What goes wrong? Why do certain social, religious or racial groups have higher incidences of suicide than others? As Durkheim explored these questions he became convinced that abnormally high or low levels of social integration lead to an increased likelihood of suicide. On Suicide was the result of his extensive research. Divided into three parts - individual reasons for suicide, social forms of suicide and the relation of suicide to society as a whole - Durkheim's revelations have fascinated, challenged and informed readers for over a century.

Doing Social Research

  • Filename: doing-social-research.
  • ISBN: 0742547159
  • Release Date: 2007-01-01
  • Number of pages: 345
  • Author: Leonard Cargan
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Doing Social Research is an easy-to-understand guidebook for readers who have little or no knowledge of the social research process. Written in a clear, straightforward style, this book presents the various topics of social research in the outline form of all sociological research articles, providing a concise overview of the most important elements of social research. As an added bonus, synopses of classical studies introduce readers to the early pioneers of social research.

Durkheim is Dead

  • Filename: durkheim-is-dead.
  • ISBN: 0759103003
  • Release Date: 2003-01-01
  • Number of pages: 172
  • Author: Arthur Asa Berger
  • Publisher: Rowman Altamira

In this sociology textbook/mystery novel, students can join Sherlock Holmes and Watson as they discover a new area ripe for acrimony and intrigue: social theory. In 1910, the most prominent social theorists in the world gather in London for a conference on the new science of sociology. Things rapidly fall apart, though, as a fight breaks out, a jewel is stolen, and famous sociologist Emile Durkheim disappears. As Sherlock Holmes and Watson investigate, it appears that social theory may not only explain actions—in this case, it may be the cause of them. So Holmes and Watson investigate social theory itself, learning directly from those creating it: W.E.B. Du Bois, Sigmund Freud, Vladimir Lenin, Beatrice Webb, Georg Simmel, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber. The theories, lives, and passions of each sociologist are revealed as Holmes and Watson, learn first-hand just how influential social theory can be.

Handbook of the Sociology of Education

  • Filename: handbook-of-the-sociology-of-education.
  • ISBN: 9780387364247
  • Release Date: 2006-11-24
  • Number of pages: 588
  • Author: Maureen T. Hallinan
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This wide-ranging handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the field of education as viewed from a sociological perspective. Experts in the area present theoretical and empirical research on major educational issues and analyze the social processes that govern schooling, and the role of schools in and their impact on contemporary society. A major reference work for social scientists who want an overview of the field, graduate students, and educators.

Durkheim s Suicide

  • Filename: durkheim-s-suicide.
  • ISBN: 9781134626113
  • Release Date: 2002-09-26
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: W.S.F. Pickering
  • Publisher: Routledge

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.

The Sociology of Deviance

  • Filename: the-sociology-of-deviance.
  • ISBN: 9780398079949
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 308
  • Author: Robert J. Franzese
  • Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

Sociology of Deviance: Differences, Tradition, and Stigma is dedicated to a sociological analysis of deviance, a term reframed to imply differences. Deviance is approached from the outset as meaning differences: differences in attitudes, behaviors, lifestyles, and values of people. The terms OC devianceOCO or OC deviant behaviorOCO are understood as labels themselves and are used sparingly, such as in the title and in Chapter 14, OC Elite and Power DevianceOCO (OC devianceOCO appears with frequency in the theory chapters since it is a term used by the theorists addressed). Part of the title of the text is OC TraditionOCO meaning traditional topics are covered such as suicide, mental disorders and physical disabilities, addictions and substance abuse and use, criminal behaviors, and sexual behaviors and differences. The book has one chapter devoted to criminal behaviors, with emphasis placed on violent and property offenses. The term OC stigmaOCO appears in the title for two reasons: it is to honor the contributions of Erving Goffman to the study of differences, and it is used to accentuate the importance of societal reaction to attitudes, behaviors, lifestyles, and values that are varied and different in a heterogeneous society. Nowhere is this more evident than in Chapter 12, OC Societal Reaction and Stigmatization: Mental Disorders and Physical Disabilities.OCO"

Sociological Theory in the Classical Era

  • Filename: sociological-theory-in-the-classical-era.
  • ISBN: 9781412975643
  • Release Date: 2009-10-09
  • Number of pages: 428
  • Author: Laura Desfor Edles
  • Publisher: Pine Forge Press

This book is a hybrid of text and readings, providing both original, major writings of sociology's key classical theorists and a theoretical and historical framework, written by Edles/Applerouth, with which to better understand the readings. This is a major difference from the traditiional reader which can leave students unmotivated when readings are thrown at them one after another with no interpretive guidance or analytical framework. Features/Benefits: - Text plus readings in a "hybrid form". The text will provides the interpretive and analytical guidance necessary to interpret the readings. It includes a 30 page introduction (Ch.1) , 8 - 14 page introductions in each chapter, 1 - 2 page article introductions, and a 10 -15 page conclusion at the end of the book. - 'Theoretical Orientation Diagrams' and 'Core Concepts Diagrams' provide students a meanse to fit the theorist under study into the broader universe of social theory. - 'Significant Others' boxes provide information and biographies on theorists who may have followed and derived much of their own perspective from the major theorists featured in each chapter. - Discussion questions at the ends of chapters. New to this Edition: - At least 7 new 'Significant Others' boxes. - Each chapter updated with new examples. - New readings added to Weber, Marx, and Durkheim chapters. - New chronological order for readings where possible (where not possible - i.e. it does not fit the logical thematic to do so there will be an explanation in the introduction as to why the readings are ordered the way they are).

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