WCT Soci1 Wk 1 Durkheim%2c Suicide

WCT Soci1 Wk 1 Durkheim%2c Suicide - Emile Durkheim...

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Emile Durkheim (1858-1917), French sociologist: social structures literally shape life chances. 09/15/11 Blair-Loy Soci1 UCSD Durkheim
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Anthology, my intro on classical theorists: pp. 15-16 09/15/11 Blair-Loy Soci1 UCSD Durkheim
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Durkheim’s book Suicide (1897) Innovative use of social statistics Suicide rates in Protestant countries (Germany, Denmark) 4X higher than in Roman Catholic countries (Spain, Portugal, Italy) Lowest of all among Jews 09/15/11 Blair-Loy Soci1 UCSD Durkheim
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“Egoistic suicide“– due to lack of social integration, greater individualism. Explicit theology a form of cultural structures. But not the cause of lower rates (p. 24). Both Protestant and Catholic teachings severely condemn it Judaism does not condemn it yet Jews have lowest rates. 09/15/11 Blair-Loy Soci1 UCSD Durkheim
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“The Catholic accepts his faith ready made . . . A whole hierarchical system of authority is devised . . . To render tradition invariable” ( Suicide , p. 24) More “beliefs and practices common to all the
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course SOCI 1 taught by Professor Blair-loy during the Fall '10 term at UCSD.

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