Durkheim's Suicide : a century of research and debate

edited by W.S.F. Pickering and Geoffrey Walford

Durkheim'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. Whilst the subject of suicide exerts an intrinsic emotional fascination, Durkheim employed an empirical methodology that attempted to build on fact. This book examines the continuing importance of this work for sociologists today, and revisits some of the key issues explored. Written by world renowned Durkheim scholars, the wide-ranging chapters in this book cover such issues as: * the use of statistics * explanations of suicide * anomie * religion and the morality of suicide Together, these studies illustrate both the central importance of Suicide in the teaching of sociology, and the continuing relevance of Durkheim's focus on the moral base of society and the importance of the social when attempting to understand modern society. This book will therefore be of vital interest to any serious scholar of Durkheim's thought, and to the sociologist looking for a fresh methodological perspective. Professor Philippe Besnard, Observatoire Sociologique du Changement, France Professor Robert A Jones Universityof Illinois, USA Professor Christie Davies, University of Reading, UK

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  • 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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書名 Durkheim's Suicide : a century of research and debate
著作者等 Pickering, W. S. F.
Walford, Geoffrey
シリーズ名 Routledge studies in social and political thought
出版元 Routledge
刊行年月 2000
ページ数 xiv, 209 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0415205824
NCID BA47991820
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス