Introduction to Sociological Theory - Lecture 10

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Unformatted text preview: abour Concept of anomie state of normlessness There are norms regarding our rights and responsibilities in the division of labour Sometimes these norms are not followed or upheld When the norms are being overlooked, solidarity is not produced Suicide A. Durkheim's Study 1897 Durkheim published Suicide: subtitles a Study of Sociology Empirical data is data that is based upon what we can observe through our experiences- had suicide statistics from various European countries Found that they did not conform very well to common psychological explanations Common psychological explanations at that time focused on mental illness and alcoholism Durkheim found that there was no real support for psychological explanations because he found that groups and areas that had high rates of suicide were not the groups and areas that had the highest rates of mental illness and alcoholism Realized something more was going on Didn't conform to the idea that suicide was based on individual factors because there is something m...
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