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University of Toronto St. George
Robert Brym

New Society Chapter 1POINTSSociology is the systematic study of human behaviour in social contextSocial causes are distinct from physical and emotional causesSociology gives u a unique enlightening perspective on social eventsSociological Explanation Of SuicideMOre than individual act of desperation resulting from psychological disorders Suicide rates are strongly influenced by social forces Emile Durkheimhigh suicide rates high psychological disorderDurkheim expected groups with high solidarity to have lower suicide ratesMarried adultslow suicide rate because marriage usually creates social ties and sort of a moral cement that bind the individual to societyWomen less likely than menDurkheim wrote suicide varies with the degree of integration of the social groups of which the individuals forms a partCanadian youth have higher suicide rate becausereligious attendance have fallen downunemployment have risenthe rate of divorce has increased as a result children are brought up on single arent family SOCIAL SOLIDARITY has fallenRelatively stable patterns of social relations are called social structures3 level of social structures surround us they are as followsMicrostructures are patterns of intimate social relationsfaceto face interactionsMacrostructures are patterns of social relations that li
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