DURKHEIM ON SUICIDE

DURKHEIM ON SUICIDE - 20:45

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20:45 Durkheim committed to positivist sociology, wanted to demonstrate to  his peers that its possible to study social phenomena scientifically  Provides insights no other science can into the social world What motivated him in terms of his curiosity was to learn more about  modern society, and about social pathologies  Social anime is a social pathology, he believed its particularly  prevalent in modern societies, a condition in which there aren’t  sufficient external laws and regulations to regulate peoples actions  Durkheim knew all societies, modern and traditional, potentially  suffered from social pathologies  He believed that in traditional societies could potentially be too  oppressive and too restrictive, sometimes people could be too firmly  attached and integrated in their social groups to the point they could  survive outside of their social groups, for example he talked about  Indian women of Hindu society who when their husbands died they  would commit suicide because there was no life for them after their  husbands died Regulations were so demanding that there was no room for individual  freedom, Durkheim doesn’t believe that as a society becomes more  modern they just go to hell Modern society in terms of social pathologies suffer the reverse of  traditional societies, in other words the societies fail to integrate 
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