Durkheim's Suicide: A Century of Research and Debate

1st Edition

W.S.F. Pickering, Geoffrey Walford

Routledge
Published April 8, 2014
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9781138007307 - CAT# Y164149
Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

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Summary

Durkeim'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. This book examines the continuing importance of Durkheim's methodology. The wide-ranging chapters cover such issues as the use of statistics, explanation of suicide, anomie and religion and the morality of suicide. It will be of vital interest to any serious scholar of Durkheim's thought and to the sociologist looking for a fresh methodological perspective.

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