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Sheldon Ungar

Sociology September 15 , 2010. Introduction Reading: SLDI ch. 1, SiQ ch. 2 @ p. 13 Download weekly lecture slides at: projects.chass.utoronto.casoc101ybrym Helpful sites: www.dayone.nelson.comstudents Can claim textbook amount on tax return: quality for $65 for each month Durkheim late 19th century France: recognized most people think of suicide as a personal & nonsocial, antisocial action Wanted to prove suicide has very deep social causes that most people are unaware of Collected statistics form mental institutions & government documents to see the rate of suicide & rate of mental illness in different population of the country Wanted to prove that the higher the rate of mental illness, the higher the rate of suicide Rate of anything is the number of cases of instances per 1000 or 100,000 people. Not the absolute case in each category Why the rate of suicide may differ from different categories in society: women & men, religion (Catholics, protestants, Jews), age Found no relationship between any rates of suicide. That suicide is the result of any known mental illness Women & men: women are more than twice as likely than men to be admitted to mental illness, but
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