SOC101 notes - WEEK 1 Intro to Sociology Durkheim - 1899...

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Intro to Sociology Durkheim - 1899 Suicide (book) - based on 19th century France People who commit suicide are anti-social - private rejection in society Suicide is due to deep social causes - he collected statistics through the government, medicine source and etc. . Suicide rate is higher in the smaller group ex. 6/1000 compared to 20/10 000 He compared rates of suicide through (men vs. women, age, religion, race…) - he found no relation to mental illness and suicide - ex. Results: Jews had lower suicide rates compared to Catholics due to their dark history. The answer he found was that suicide rate was affected by social solidarity . - ex. more interactions with others (more solidary) - People with common beliefs, values, and morals have a lower suicide rate amongst themselves. - men were more suicidal to women because they had less frequent interaction with others as opposed to women. Durkheim's Theory of Suicide
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY SOC101Y1 taught by Professor Tepperman during the Fall '09 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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SOC101 notes - WEEK 1 Intro to Sociology Durkheim - 1899...

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