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Suicide theory presented by Durkheim
Contemporary Sociological Theory
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Freddie816 on Wednesday January 6, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SOC 102 at University of California - Los Angeles taught by Jepson in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 72 views. For similar materials see Contemporary Sociological Theory in Sociology at University of California - Los Angeles.


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Date Created: 01/06/16
1/6/2016 Durkheimonsuicide.docx ●urkheim was interested in showing that suicide can be explained as a social cause and not a psychological one. He found that it is indeed caused by social factors and found two main groups most at risk ○uicide as a social pathology caused by "suicidogenic" social currents Egoistic suicide ○ccurs due to decreasing social constraints on people/ people are  given more freedom and become isolated from society (basically feel lonely as they detach themselves to society due to higher  education, church etc)  ■ducation` ●hose who are more educated are more likely to commit suicide because with more education, people become less relatable to others who dont have the same level of education. The  educated begin to question the world and detach themselves from groups they belonged to before ■ arital status  Bachelors are more likely to commit  suicide than married men because they are less detached to significant people in their lives and are thus  more lonely Those who are married have more of a connection to their spouses and are therefore less likely to kill themselves eligion ●he commitment of suicide comes with the constraints each religious group gives the individual (the more  constraints each religious group is given, the more the individuals feels an attachment to society and  because he feels that he has a  strong bond to others, he does not feel lonely and isolated and therefore is less likely to kill himself)  Jews have higher levels of constraints and  chrome­extension://bpmcpldpdmajfigpchkicefoigmkfalc/views/app.html thus, they are l1/1


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