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Sociology
Course
SOC100H5
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Jayne Baker
Semester
Fall

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Soc Textbook Notes Sociological explanation of suicide: Emile durkheim suggest suicide is influenced by social forces Altruisitic suicide occurs when norms tightly govern behavior: soldiers whoknowingly give up there lives to protect comrades commit altruisitic suisicde because of patriotism. Egoisitic suicide results from poor integration of people into society because of weak social ties to others, unemployed unmarried people more likely to commit suicide then someone who isn’t Anomic suicide occurs when vague norms govern behavior, anamoic suicides common in sociteies that lack shared codes of morality Jews Durkheim wrote are less likely to commit suicide than Christians becaue persecution has made them closer, social solidarity, belonging to a group, French social thinker auguste comte coined the term sociology in 1838, tried to place study of society in scientific foundations, wanted to understand the social world as it was not as anyone had iimagined it, even though he was eager to adopt the scientific method, he was a conservative. Comte witnessed the democratic forces unleashed by the French revolution the early industrialization of society , the rapid growth of cities, rapid social change was destroying much of what he valued especially respect for traditional sauthority, he urged slow change and preservation of tradition. MARX, DURKHEIM AND WEBER were commited to the scientific method of research much like COMTE Weber and the protestant ethic: Weber argued that favourable economic circumstances did not cause early capitalist development, Said rellgious beliefs encouraged robust capitalist growth th 16-17 century protestants believed their religious doubts could be reduced and state of grace assured, IF they worked diligently and worked modestly, Weber called this the PROTESTANT ETHIC H believe it had an unintended effect, people who followed the PROTESTANT Ethic SAVED AND INVESTED more THAN OTHERS, thus capitalism developed exponentially where the protestant ethic took hold. Concluded that capitalism did not develop just from the operation of economic forces, instead it depended partly on the religious
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