Note Mechanical society is agriculturally based Marx doesn’t like religion because he views it as the opium/drug of the masses, views it as a way to control individuals. Suffer on earth. • Suicide (1897) o Individual acts are conditioned by social forces What we do as individuals is mediated by forces outside of us o Depends on the degree to which we are socially integrated and morally regulated o Types of suicide Egoistic Someone who is not integrated in society, lack of attention, follows on path and norms, a loner or orphan, Low integration Altruistic
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2011 for the course SOC 1 taught by Professor Mindyromero during the Summer '06 term at UC Davis.