Der Selbstmord


Author: Émile Durkheim
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518280317
Category: Selbstmord - Soziologie
Page: 484
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Suicide

a study in sociology
Author: Émile Durkheim,George Simpson
Publisher: Free Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychology
Page: 405
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Social Meanings of Suicide


Author: Jack D. Douglas
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400868114
Category: Social Science
Page: 414
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This book presents a review and criticism of all sociological literature on suicide, from Emile Durkheim's influential Suicide (1897) to contemporary writings by sociologists who have patterned their own work on Durkheim's. Douglas points out fundamental weaknesses in the structural-functional study of suicide, and offers an alternative theoretical approach. He demonstrates the unreliability of official statistics on suicide and contends that Durkheim's explanations of suicide rates in terms of abstract social meanings are founded on an inadequate and misleading statistical base. The study of suicidal actions, Douglas argues, requires an examination of the individual's own construction of his actions. He analyzes revenge, escape, and sympathy motives; using diaries, notes, and observers' reports, he shows how the social meanings of actual cases should be studied. Originally published in 1967. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Suicide

A Study in Sociology
Author: Emile Durkheim
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134470223
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
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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.

Über soziale Arbeitsteilung

Studie über die Organisation höherer Gesellschaften
Author: Émile Durkheim
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518286050
Category: Division of labor
Page: 544
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Enth.: Ueber soziale Arbeitsteilung / E. Durkheim. Arbeitsteilung und Moral / Niklas Luhmann. Arbeitsteilung, Solidarität und Moral / Hans-Peter Müller und Michael Schmid.

Emile Durkheim

Le Suicide One Hundred Years Later
Author: David Lester
Publisher: Charles PressPub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychology
Page: 330
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History of Civilization in England;


Author: Henry Thomas Buckle
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9780270500349
Category: History
Page: 640
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Emile Durkheim, His Life and Work

A Historical and Critical Study
Author: Steven Lukes
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804712835
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 676
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This study of Durkheim seeks to help the reader to achieve a historical understanding of his ideas and to form critical judgments about their value. To some extent these tow aims are contradictory. On the one hand, one seeks to understand: what did Durkheim really mean, how did he see the world, how did his ideas related to one another and how did they develop, how did they related to their biographical and historical context, how were they received, what influence did they have and to what criticism were they subjected, what was it like not to make certain distinctions, not to see certain errors, of fact or of logic, not to know what has subsequently become known? On the other hand, one seeks to assess: how valuable and how valid are the ideas, to what fruitful insights and explanations do they lead, how do they stand up to analysis and to the evidence, what is their present value? Yet it seems that it is only by inducing oneself not to see and only by seeing them that one can make a critical assessment. The only solution is to pursue both aims--seeing and not seeing--simultaneously. More particularly, this book has the primary object of achieving that sympathetic understanding without which no adequate critical assessment is possible. It is a study in intellectual history which is also intended as a contribution to sociological theory.

Kranke Gesellschaften

Soziales Gleichgewicht und Gesundheit
Author: Richard G. Wilkinson
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3709161800
Category: Medical
Page: 312
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Capitalism and Modern Social Theory

An Analysis of the Writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber
Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521097857
Category: Political Science
Page: 261
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Giddens's analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Weber has become the classic text for any student seeking to understand the three thinkers who established the basic framework of contemporary sociology. The first three sections of the book, based on close textual examination of the original sources, contain separate treatments of each writer. The author demonstrates the internal coherence of their respective contributions to social theory. The concluding section discusses the principal ways in which Marx can be compared with the other two authors, and discusses misconceptions of some conventional views on the subject.

Emile Durkheim


Author: Kenneth Thompson,Prof Kenneth Thompson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415285308
Category: Philosophy
Page: 179
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This book examines Durkheim's considerable achievements and situates them in their social and intellectual contexts, with a concise account of the major elements of Durkheim's sociology. The book includes a critical commentary on the four main studies which exemplify Durkheim's contribution to sociology: The Division of Labour in Society; Suicide; The Rules of Sociological Method and The Elementary Forms of Religious Life.

Pragmatism and Sociology


Author: Emile Durkheim,John B. Allcock
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521246866
Category: Political Science
Page: 143
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Suffering And Evil

The Durkheimian Legacy
Author: W.S.F. Pickering,Massimo Rosati
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857456466
Category: Social Science
Page: 204
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Until recently the subject of suffering and evil was neglected in the sociological world and was almost absent in Durkheimian studies as well. This book aims to fill the gap, with particular reference to the Durkheimian tradition, by exploring the different meanings that the concepts of evil and suffering have in Durkheim's works, together with the general role they play in his sociology. It also examines the meanings and roles of these concepts in relation to suffering and evil in the work of other authors within the group of the Année sociologique up until the beginning of World War II. Finally, the Durkheimian legacy in its wider aspects is assessed, with particular reference to the importance of the Durkheimian categories in understanding and conceptualizing contemporary forms of evil and suffering.

Durkheim and Modern Sociology


Author: Steve Fenton
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521277631
Category: Social Science
Page: 276
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The works of Emile Durkheim have had an enormous influence on sociology. This book provides, first, a clearly written introduction to Durkheim's major works, looking at each of the major fields to which he contributed. Secondly, it examines the ways in which Durkheim has continued to provide inspiration in a variety of areas within sociology. It therefore focuses closely on live issues within the subject and shows the continuing relevance of Durkheim's work to issues of topical concern, such as the division of labour and class conflict, the state, race, education, law and deviance and religion. Thirdly, it provides an assessment of the interpretations of Durkheim as a 'radical' thinker, in contrast to the view of him as fundamentally conservative. It will provide a valuable introduction to students of one of sociology's founding fathers and will be of interest to those interested in sociology as a whole for its assessment of the contemporary relevance of Durkheim's thought for major issues.

Suicide

The Hidden Side of Modernity
Author: Christian Baudelot,Roger Establet
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745640575
Category: Psychology
Page: 210
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In this major study, Christian Baudelot and Roger Establet provide a wide-ranging account of the changing nature of suicide. Drawing on the work of Durkheim and his successor Maurice Halbwachs, the authors argue that classical sociological theories of suicide require some modification.

Emile Durkheim on Crime and Punishment (An Exegesis)


Author: Seamus Breathnach
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 9781581121544
Category: Law
Page: 176
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In civilised society the rising "crime rate" is a thing of terror. Clever governments manipulate it, the public messianically fear it, and the social scientists misunderstand it. In the face of such confusion Emile Durkheim reminds us that without a crime rate society is utterly impossible; it cannot constitute itself, maintain its solidarity, or develop morally. In short, we cannot live with or without a crime rate. This dissertation is an exegetical work, and attempts to unpack the Criminology of Emile Durkheim. It is divided into six chapters, five of which are expository, the sixth critical. It begins with a look - in overview - at Durkheim's philosophy and how it underpins his theories of crime and punishment (chap.1). By their nature theories of crime and punishment (chap.2) presuppose the more primary theoretical formulations both of evolution and society (chap.3), the one answering the theoretical time requirement, the other the spatial requirement, and each symbiotically related to the other in an integral theory of social evolution. Durkheim's treatment of the modern State (and the Conscience Collective) as an organ of social control (chap.4), is of primary importance, not least because it underpins his treatment of the broader issues, such as the connection between civil and criminal law, morality, and authority (chap. 5). Since there is hardly a serious Durkheimian proposition that is reducible to a provable or an uncontentious fact (chap. 6), it can hardly surprise us that, on the one hand, he attracted such copious criticism and, on the other, has remained, perhaps the most popular sociologist of the twentieth and twenty first centuries.