Durkheim thought that life in the newer civilization tends to be leans towards

Durkheim thought that life in the newer civilization

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to higher suicide rates. Durkheim thought that life in the newer civilization tends to be leans towards a more personal level causing isolation resulting in suicide. Anomic suicide can be contributes to the drastic social and economic changes within a community. Changes such as these can leave a person ethically muddled and not know what their next move in society is. Even though most would think that hard economic times would bring about more suicides, Emile pointed out that the suicide rate saw an incline during times when the economy was flourishing. In either case, they are changes that bring about instabilities in norms and social expectations (Isaksen, 2013). With this being said, in my opinion based off Durkheim’s theory, suicide rates can be contributed to both economic welfare AND economic changes. References: Adams, B. N., & Sydie, R. A. (2002). Classical Sociological Theory. Thousand Oaks, Calif: SAGE Publications, Inc. Isaksen, J. (2013). Why Do People Commit Suicide? . Popular Social Science Bridging the gap . Retrieved 22 April 2018, from - commit-suicide/

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