Mechanical division of labour: jack of all trades master of none conscience collective creates solidarity hey man, we are a hive mind. Organic division of labour: division of labour itself is the source of solidarity. I don"t know how to make shirts, i"m a fucking neuroscientist jesus christ let me buy a shirt. Why study suicide? common to all societies it"s fucking suicide. Why is it a sociological issue? everyone is a part of society, even those weirdos who live in caves hiding from society: because society acts on them. Suicide rates change between different groups (religion, culture), people (men women, old, young), and times (war, poverty) Rules of sociological method suicide is an abnormal" social fact. Durkheim employed a complex and rich methodology: theoretically developed new concepts, methodologically multivariate analysis, empirically collecting large amounts of data. What is it that leads to suicide when in organic solidarity.