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On suicide / Émile Durkheim ; translated by Robin Buss ; with an introduction by Richard Sennett ; and notes by Alexander Riley.

  • Durkheim, Émile, 1858-1917.
Date
2006
  • Books

About this work

Also known as

Suicide. English

Description

Emile Durkheim, one of the fathers of modern sociology, was the first to suggest that suicide might be as much a response to society as an act of individual despair. When he looked at social, religious, or racial groups that had high incidences of suicide, he discovered that abnormally high or low levels of social integration increase the likelihood of suicide. More than a century after its initial publication, Durkheim's groundbreaking work continues to fascinate and challenge those seeking to understand one of the least understandable of human acts. (Barnes & Noble)

Publication/Creation

London : Penguin Books, 2006.

Physical description

xxvii, 450 pages ; 20 cm.

Notes

Translated from the French.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references.

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


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  • Location

    Student Collection /DUR

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ISBN

  • 9780140449679
  • 0140449671