On Suicide

Author: Emile Durkheim

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014191534X

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

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Emile Durkheim's On Suicide (1897) was a groundbreaking book in the field of sociology. Traditionally, suicide was thought to be a matter of purely individual despair but Durkheim recognized that the phenomenon had a social dimension. He believed that if anything can explain how individuals relate to society, then it is suicide: Why does it happen? What goes wrong? Why do certain social, religious or racial groups have higher incidences of suicide than others? As Durkheim explored these questions he became convinced that abnormally high or low levels of social integration lead to an increased likelihood of suicide. On Suicide was the result of his extensive research. Divided into three parts - individual reasons for suicide, social forms of suicide and the relation of suicide to society as a whole - Durkheim's revelations have fascinated, challenged and informed readers for over a century.

Suicide

A Study in Sociology

Author: Emile Durkheim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134470231

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

View: 1144

There would be no need for sociology if everyone understood the social frameworks within which we operate. That we do have a connection to the larger picture is largely thanks to the pioneering thinker Émile Durkheim. He recognized that, if anything can explain how we as individuals relate to society, then it is suicide: Why does it happen? What goes wrong? Why is it more common in some places than others? In seeking answers to these questions, Durkheim wrote a work that has fascinated, challenged and informed its readers for over a hundred years. Far-sighted and trail-blazing in its conclusions, Suicide makes an immense contribution to our understanding to what must surely be one of the least understandable of acts. A brilliant study, it is regarded as one of the most important books Durkheim ever wrote.

Emile Durkheim on Morality and Society

Author: Emile Durkheim

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226173368

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

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Selections from Durkheim's writings focus on the nature of his conception of society and its moral context

Durkheim on Politics and the State

Author: Emile Durkheim,Anthony Giddens

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804713375

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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Marx's Concept of Man

Author: Erich Fromm

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480402095

Category: Political Science

Page: 263

View: 792

Who was the real Karl Marx? In the Western world, and especially in the United States, Karl Marx is perceived as the spiritual godfather of Lenin and Stalin—someone bent on creating a state where everyone worships a centralized bureaucracy. Social philosopher Erich Fromm argues that Marx has been entirely misrepresented and misunderstood, and that Marx’s ideas have been misappropriated to further causes antithetical to his true intentions. Fromm’s study presents Marx as a humanist and social scientist. Painstakingly traveling through Marx’s oeuvre, Fromm shows how Marx’s real goal was to eliminate man’s alienation, and allow individuals to live and appreciate a life of freedom. Furthermore, Fromm believes, Marx would have considered the Communist governments of Russia and Cuba as wrong-headed. Marx’s Concept of Man also includes a selection of Marx’s Early Writings, brought to English-speaking readers for the first time in 1961. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm, with rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

The Search for Meaning in Film and Television

Disenchantment at the Turn of the Millennium

Author: M. Maloney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113749929X

Category: Social Science

Page: 185

View: 4838

This book is concerned with the difficulties faced by modern Westerners in their search for a meaningful life. It sheds light on this enduring cultural dilemma through a close reading of four popular film and television narratives.

America: The Farewell Tour

Author: Chris Hedges

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501152696

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 6035

Chris Hedges’s profound and provocative examination of America in crisis is “an exceedingly…provocative book, certain to arouse controversy, but offering a point of view that needs to be heard” (Booklist), about how bitter hopelessness and malaise have resulted in a culture of sadism and hate. America, says Pulitzer Prize­–winning reporter Chris Hedges, is convulsed by an array of pathologies that have arisen out of profound hopelessness, a bitter despair, and a civil society that has ceased to function. The opioid crisis; the retreat into gambling to cope with economic distress; the pornification of culture; the rise of magical thinking; the celebration of sadism, hate, and plagues of suicides are the physical manifestations of a society that is being ravaged by corporate pillage and a failed democracy. As our society unravels, we also face global upheaval caused by catastrophic climate change. All these ills presage a frightening reconfiguration of the nation and the planet. Donald Trump rode this disenchantment to power. In his “forceful and direct” (Publishers Weekly) America: The Farewell Tour, Hedges argues that neither political party, now captured by corporate power, addresses the systemic problem. Until our corporate coup d’état is reversed these diseases will grow and ravage the country. “With a trademark blend of…sharply observed detail, Hedges writes a requiem for the American dream” (Kirkus Reviews) and seeks to jolt us out of our complacency while there is still time.

Everyday Languaging

Collaborative Research on the Language Use of Children and Youth

Author: Lian Malai Madsen,Martha Sif Karrebæk,Janus Spindler Møller

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1614514801

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 283

View: 5977

This book contributes to current theory building within applied linguistics and sociolinguistics by looking at the role of language in the lives, realities, and understandings of real children and youth in an urban setting. Collectively the studies amount to a comprehensive account of how urban children and youth construct, reactivate, negotiate, contest, and navigate between different linguistic and sociocultural norms and resources.

Lifestyle Market Segmentation

Author: Art Weinstein,Dennis J. Cahill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136773797

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

View: 4322

The latest marketing guide from expert Dennis Cahill—that teaches how to effectively use lifestyle segmentation for marketing strategies Lifestyle Market Segmentation gives author and marketing expert Dennis Cahill the chance to put his nearly 30 years of marketing and teaching experience to practical use—to clearly explain the process of market segmentation and its applications. This text goes beyond the obvious demographic and/or geographic categories to get at the “whys” of customer behaviors, carefully reviewing every facet, from theory to the exploration of applications. Step by step, this easy-to-understand book, written by the author of How Consumers Pick a Hotel: Strategic Segmentation and Target Marketing and other classic marketing books, walks readers through the process, giving real-life examples as illustration as it provides the tools to effectively market by lifestyle segment in today’s competitive marketplace. Market segmentation research examines a broad range of demographic and psychographic information that can provide strategies to target both current and potential markets. This helpful guide comprehensively reveals how to gather and effectively use this crucial type of research. Lifestyle Market Segmentation consists of three main parts. The first part discusses segmentation theory and various methods for segmentation. The second part explores applications of lifestyle segmentation based on case studies. The last section focuses on ways to market products and services to the various segments discovered by the applications. This invaluable text is extensively referenced and includes several tables and figures to clarify concepts and data. Lifestyle Market Segmentation discusses in detail: the concept of market segmentation criteria for segmentation schemes types of nonlifestyle segmentation geodemographic segmentation psychographics the List of Values (LOV) guidelines for effective use of psychographics lifestyle target segments the Tribes segmentation scheme the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator life-stage segmentation illustrative real-life case studies Lifestyle Market Segmentation is an enlightening resource that is certain to be used again and again, and makes essential reading for managers, educators, and students.

The Art and Science of Social Research    

First Edition

Author: Deborah Carr,Elizabeth Heger Boyle,Benjamin Cornwell,Shelley Correll,Robert Crosnoe,Jeremy Freese,Mary C Waters

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393911586

Category:

Page: N.A

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Written by a team of internationally renowned sociologists with experience in both the field and the classroom, The Art and Science of Social Research offers authoritative and balanced coverage of the full range of methods used to study the social world. The authors highlight the challenges of investigating the unpredictable topic of human lives while providing insights into what really happens in the field, the laboratory, and the survey call center.

Emile Durkheim

Author: Kenneth Thompson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415285308

Category: Philosophy

Page: 179

View: 5689

This book examines Durkheim's considerable achievements and situates them in their social and intellectual contexts, with a concise account of the major elements of Durkheim's sociology. The book includes a critical commentary on the four main studies which exemplify Durkheim's contribution to sociology: The Division of Labour in Society; Suicide; The Rules of Sociological Method and The Elementary Forms of Religious Life.

Suicide and Agency

Anthropological Perspectives on Self-Destruction, Personhood, and Power

Author: Ludek Broz,Daniel Münster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317048458

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 8870

Suicide and Agency offers an original and timely challenge to existing ways of understanding suicide. Through the use of rich and detailed case studies, the authors assembled in this volume explore how interplay of self-harm, suicide, personhood and agency varies markedly across site (Greenland, Siberia, India, Palestine and Mexico) and setting (self-run leprosy colony, suicide bomb attack, cash-crop farming, middle-class mothering). Rather than starting from a set definition of suicide, they empirically engage suicide fields-the wider domains of practices and of sense making, out of which realized, imaginary, or disputed suicides emerge. By drawing on ethnographic methods and approaches, a new comparative angle to understanding suicide beyond mainstream Western bio-medical and classical sociological conceptions of the act as an individual or social pathology is opened up. The book explores a number of ontological assumptions about the role of free will, power, good and evil, personhood, and intentionality in both popular and expert explanations of suicide. Suicide and Agency offers a substantial and ground-breaking contribution to the emerging field of the anthropology of suicide. It will appeal to a range of scholars and students, including those in anthropology, sociology, social psychology, cultural studies, suicidology, and social studies of death and dying.

Suicide

Theory, Practice and Investigation

Author: Ronald M. Holmes,Stephen T. Holmes

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452264201

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 9354

Suicide: Theory, Practice and Investigation is the only text available in paperback form that offers an accessible overview of suicide in the United States. Written by Ronald M. Holmes and Stephen T. Holmes, two of the foremost authors of murder and violent crime books in the world, this book examines the social problem and criminal justice concerns of suicide from unique perspectives. The authors discuss the various forms of suicide and analyze the latest data on regional differences and how gender, marital status, occupation, health, drug use, and religion all influence the practice of suicide.

Main Currents in Sociological Thought: Volume 2

Durkheim, Pareto, Weber

Author: Raymond Aron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429836716

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 450

This is the second of Raymond Aron's classic two-volume survey of the sociological tradition – arguably the definitive work of its kind. Aron explores the work of three figures who profoundly shaped sociology as it entered the twentieth century: Émile Durkheim, who continued Auguste Comte's quest for a science of society and a scientific validation of morality; Vilfredo Pareto, the Italian "neo-Machiavellian" who emphasized the oligarchic or elitist character of all societies; and the German sociologist Max Weber, who reflected critically on the prospects for human freedom in an age marked by bureaucratization and rationalization. Aron presents rich portraits of these three thinkers, drawing out the enduring insights that remain in their work. At the same time he reflects critically on Durkheim's project for a science of society, Pareto's critique of humanitarianism, and Weber's tragic pessimism. Above all the book is remarkable for demonstrating Aron’s lifelong indebtedness to and divergence from the thought of Max Weber, the sociologist par excellence, in Aron's view. This Routledge Classics edition includes an introduction by Daniel J. Mahoney and Brian C. Anderson. ? ?

Emile Durkheim, 1858-1917

A Collection of Essays

Author: Émile Durkheim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258131586

Category:

Page: 482

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Education and Sociology

Author: Émile Durkheim

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0029079209

Category: Education

Page: 163

View: 8048

Together

The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation

Author: Richard Sennett

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300116330

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

View: 5863

Living with people who differ—racially, ethnically, religiously, or economically—is the most urgent challenge facing civil society today. We tend socially to avoid engaging with people unlike ourselves, and modern politics encourages the politics of the tribe rather than of the city. In this thought-provoking book, Richard Sennett discusses why this has happened and what might be done about it. Sennett contends that cooperation is a craft, and the foundations for skillful cooperation lie in learning to listen well and discuss rather than debate. In Together he explores how people can cooperate online, on street corners, in schools, at work, and in local politics. He traces the evolution of cooperative rituals from medieval times to today, and in situations as diverse as slave communities, socialist groups in Paris, and workers on Wall Street. Divided into three parts, the book addresses the nature of cooperation, why it has become weak, and how it could be strengthened. The author warns that we must learn the craft of cooperation if we are to make our complex society prosper, yet he reassures us that we can do this, for the capacity for cooperation is embedded in human nature.

The Social Thought of Emile Durkheim

Author: Alexander Riley

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483321290

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 5812

This new volume of the SAGE Social Thinkers series provides a concise introduction to the work, life, and influences of Émile Durkheim, one of the informal “holy trinity” of sociology’s founding thinkers, along with Weber and Marx. The author shows that Durkheim’s perspective is arguably the most properly sociological of the three. He thought through the nature of society, culture, and the complex relationship of the individual to the collective in a manner more concentrated and thorough than any of his contemporaries during the period when sociology was emerging as a discipline.