On Suicide by Emile DurkheimOn Suicide by Emile Durkheim

On Suicide

byEmile DurkheimTranslated byRobin BussIntroduction byRichard Sennett

Paperback | June 26, 2007

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The landmark investigation into suicide and society?now in a new translation

Émile 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.
Robin Buss is a writer and translator who works for theIndependent on Sunday and as television critic for The Times Educational Supplement. He studied at the University of Paris, where he took a degree and a doctorate in French literature. He is part-author of the article 'French Literature' in Encyclopaedia Britannica and has publishe...
Title:On SuicideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 7.8 × 5 × 0.9 inPublished:June 26, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140449671

ISBN - 13:9780140449679


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic This book is a sociological classic. I read it when I took sociology in university. Durkheim distinguishes between different types of suicide and how they are related to a person's social integration in society. A factor taken into consideration is a person's social, racial, and religious group. This is an interesting book. His theories have been subject to much discussion and analysis.
Date published: 2017-04-28