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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  • 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: 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.


  • 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.

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.

Understanding Suicide

  • Filename: understanding-suicide.
  • ISBN: 9780230314078
  • Release Date: 2011-07-26
  • Number of pages: 203
  • Author: B. Fincham
  • Publisher: Springer

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.

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.

The Sociology of Deviance

  • Filename: the-sociology-of-deviance.
  • ISBN: 9780398090807
  • Release Date: 2015-08-11
  • Number of pages: 398
  • Author: Robert J. Franzese
  • Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

This timely second edition remains essentially the same in overall organization and chapter layout and titles. New to the book is updated data and facts from empirical research and government and agency reports. Some information in some chapters was retained from the first edition if it was deemed still relevant and interesting. The definition of deviance has been modified to be more in line with standard understandings of the term which frequently describe deviance as violations of social norms. The word “differences” remains part of the definition and implies differences in attitudes, lifestyles, values, and choices that exist among individuals and groups in society. The concept of deviance is no longer treated as a label in itself, also placing the definition of the term more in alignment with its standard usage. The title of the book remains the same and “tradition” still implies the book covers areas that have long been addressed in deviance texts such as addictions, crime, and sexual behaviors, to name a few. The term “stigma” is retained for two reasons: it is in honor of Erving Goffman, a giant in the discipline of sociology who offered much to the study of differences, and it is used to accentuate the importance of societal reaction in a heterogeneous society. In this updated edition, every attempt has been made to respond to input from colleagues and students concerning text content and writing style. Chapters still include “In Recognition” or comments that honor scholars whose research and professional interests are related to the chapters under study. Effective case studies are again included in the chapters. Considerable effort went into decisions of what was to be added, changed, maintained, and deleted from the first edition, resulting in meaningful modifications throughout the book.

Durkheimian Sociology

  • Filename: durkheimian-sociology.
  • ISBN: 0521396476
  • Release Date: 1990-09-13
  • Number of pages: 227
  • Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The best-known classic works of Emile Durkheim are characterized by a structural approach to the understanding of society, and it is this element of his writings that has been most taken up by modern social science. This volume rejects the dominant structural approach, drawing instead on Durkheim's later work, in which he shifted to a symbolic theory of modern industrial societies that emphasized the importance of ritual to collective behavior. By doing so, the contributors offer not only a radically different interpretation of Durkheim, but also a challenging new way of linking the interpretation of culture and the interpretation of society.


  • Filename: sociology.
  • ISBN: 9781442562363
  • Release Date: 2013-09-12
  • Number of pages: 527
  • Author: Robert Van Krieken
  • Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU

Building upon the success of previous editions, this fully revised edition of Sociology lays the foundations for understanding sociology in Australia. The depth and breadth of the book ensures its value not only for first-year students, but for sociology majors requiring on-going reference to a range of theoretical perspectives and current debates. This fifth Australian edition continues to build on the book’s reputation for coverage, clarity and content, drawing upon the work of leading Australian sociologists as well as engaging with global social trends and sociological developments.

The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life

  • Filename: the-elementary-forms-of-the-religious-life.
  • ISBN: 9780486120447
  • Release Date: 2012-06-07
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Émile Durkheim
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation

A founder of modern sociology examines animism, naturism, totemism, myth, and ritual in this 1912 classic, which traces the source of religion and morality to a collective consciousness.

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