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Suicide : a study in sociology

Author: Émile Durkheim
Publisher: Glencoe, Ill. : Free Press, [1951]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Translated from French, this classic provides readers with an understanding of the impetus for suicide and its psychological impact on the victim, family, and society.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Durkheim, Émile, 1858-1917.
Suicide.
Glencoe, Ill., Free Press [1951]
(OCoLC)556755973
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Émile Durkheim
ISBN: 9780684836324 0684836327
OCLC Number: 265046
Description: 405 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Extra-social factors. Suicide and psychopathic states --
Suicide and normal psychological states : race, heredity --
Suicide and cosmic factors --
Imitation --
Social causes and social types. How to determine social causes and social types --
Egoistic suicide --
Altruistic suicide --
Anomic suicide --
Individual forms of the different types of suicide. --
General nature of suicide as a social phenomenon. The social element of suicide --
Relations of suicide with other social phenomena --
Practical consequences.
Other Titles: Suicide.
Responsibility: translated by John A. Spaulding and George Simpson. Edited, with an introd., by George Simpson.

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Translated from French, this classic provides readers with an understanding of the impetus for suicide and its psychological impact on the victim, family, and society.

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