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Unformatted text preview: each (25). Durkheim contends that egoistic suicide is a result of a lack of social integration and greater individualism. He also argues that explicit theology is a form of cultural structures, but is not the cause of lower rates of suicide (24). I believe that when people are closely tied to a community linked by orthodox beliefs and traditions, they are given more attention and care from others of a similar background. Therefore, they are less inclined to take irrational measures, such as committing suicide. My idea is much like Durkheims, concluding that religion can protect people from the risk of suicide because it joins individuals more tightly to society, where people are united by common beliefs and practices. He also asserts that suicide increases with knowledge because ones sense of religion becomes shambolic when he gets closely acquainted with learning (26)....
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 1 taught by Professor Blair-loy during the Fall '10 term at UCSD.
- Fall '10