Suicide: A Study in Sociology

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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.

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Émile Durkheim (1858 - 1917). One of the founding fathers of modern sociology.

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'Durkheim's great books are dedicated to the proposition that society transcends the individual: that our beliefs, values, dispositions and desires are often products of social forces and structures we poorly understand.' - Financial Times

'One of the acutest and most brilliant sociologists.' - Bronislaw Malinowski

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