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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA01H3
Professor
Mc Kinon
Semester
Fall

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CHAPTER 1: SUICIDE SOCIOLOGY VIEW ON SUICIDE: Emile Durkheim demonstrated that suicide is more than just an individual act of desperation as a result of psychological disorder; it was strongly caused by SOCIAL FORCES. More women were in mental asylums but four male suicides for every female suicide. Jews had highest psychological disorder than any groups in France, but lowest suicide rate. Suicide rates varied because of the differences in social solidarity: degree in which group members share beliefs and values; the intensity & frequency of their interaction. More beliefs + values= more interactions= MORE social solidarity. High social solidarity reduces suicide risk. Durkheim says suicide varies with the degree of integration of the social groups of which the individual forms a par
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