"Le Suicide" Book Review by hicaliber

"Le Suicide"
An analysis of Emile Durkheim's theories on suicide, as presented in his book, "Le Suicide".
# 94791 | 754 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on May 08, 2007 in Sociology (Theory) , English (Analysis) , Psychology (Theory)

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This paper discusses "Le Suicide," Emile Durkheim's reportedly "flawed masterpiece" on suicide which was published in 1897. The paper describes Durkheim's theories on anomic suicide and egoistic suicide and discusses how they differ. The paper discusses Durkheim's comparison of the relation to marriage's effect on suicide's frequency to anomic and egoistic suicides.

Table of Contents:
Flawed Masterpiece
Durkheim's Explanations
A, if not "The" Central Theme
In Light of Suicide's Darkness

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Blackman, Jerome S. 101 Defenses: How the Mind Shields Itself. New York: Routledge, 2004.
  • Durkheim, Emile. The Columbia World of Quotations. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996. http://www.bartleby.com/66/48/18048.html, 1996.
  • Pickering, W. S.F., and Geoffrey Walford, eds. Durkheim's Suicide: A Century of Research and Debate. London: Routledge, 2000.
  • Santayana, George. The Columbia World of Quotations. New York: Columbia University Press. Retrieved 14 July 2006 from: http://www.bartleby.com/66/52/48152.html, 1996.
  • Siebers, Tobin. "The Werther Effect: The Esthetics of Suicide." Mosaic (Winnipeg) 26.1 (1993): 15+.

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