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Suicide and Society
A critical evaluation of the notion that suicide is seen to be the result of a disturbance in the ties between the individual and society.
# 63478 | 2,874 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Jan 30, 2006 in Asian Studies (East Asian Cultures) , Sociology (Theory)

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Suicide, as the most extreme expression of grief and anxiety and individual turmoil, is also an expression of despair and a cry for assistance. The sociology of death and suicide is largely concerned with the examination and exploration of the phenomena of suicide within a specific social context. This paper explains that the assumption that suicide is linked to the disparity between the individual and society is also an implied comment and critique of that society. Given this understanding this paper elucidates the meaning of suicide as a break in the ties between the individual and society. This study also deals with critiques of modern industrialized societies as the context of contemporary suicide - especially with examples from relatively newly industrialized counties such as Japan.

Suicide and Loss Of Identity: Anomie
Dysfunctional Society
Japan as an Example
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