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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; 1 Tra edition (28 Sept. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140449671
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140449679
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,975 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Émile Durkheim (1858 - 1917) is known as one of the founders of modern sociology.

Robin Buss is a journalist and translator. His most recent translations for Penguin include The Plague by Camus and The Black Tulip by Dumas. He lives in London.

Richard Sennett is Professor of Sociology at the LSE and Bemis Professor of Social Sciences at MIT. His three most recent books are studies of modern capitalism: The Culture of the New Capitalism, (Yale, 2006), Respect in an Age of Inequality, (Penguin, 2003) and The Corrosion of Character, (Norton 1998). He is currently writing a book on craftmanship.

Alexander Riley is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. He is the author of numerous articles on Durkheimian thought, including a contribution to The Cambridge Companion to Durkheim (Cambridge 2005) on the transgressive sacred, and the co-editor (with Philippe Besnard) of the correspondence of Durkheim's student

Robert Hertz Un Ethnologue dans les tranche'es (CNRS E'ditions 2002.


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There are two sorts of extra-social causes to which may be attributed, a priori, an effect on the suicide rate: these are organic-psychic tendencies and the nature of the physical environment. Read the first page
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mehmet on 10 April 2013
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Liked it very much as a sociology student. The data in the book represents almost 100 years ago but how Durkheim studied this action is interesting....
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By Syddy1 on 7 Feb. 2014
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I am studying for a degree in social sciences. I am finding this book very useful as Emile Durkheim features heavily on my course. Good condition, fast, prompt delivery. Thank you.
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Absolutely brilliant if like me you are a student and dont have the 15 pound plus for the routledge version.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Very good book for ppl who need to understand suicide 28 July 2013
By Richard - Published on Amazon.com
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I think this is a very good book for ppl who need some kind of explanation for someone in their family who has
attempted or committed suicide. I know that it helped me in so many ways.
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Five Stars 23 Oct. 2014
By Hasith Disanayake - Published on Amazon.com
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Good quality!! it was as explained!!
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It was not the book I was hoping to get ... 15 Mar. 2015
By Heather Weikle - Published on Amazon.com
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It was not the book I was hoping to get, there is a copy on archive.com that is free and is more convenient for students.
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An abomination 10 May 2013
By Little Domin - Published on Amazon.com
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At my Bible study, someone mentioned this book and we started talking about. I ended up purchasing it because I wanted to see what it was about.

My conclusion is that any book that tries to explain away or justify suicide is committing a sin. Life is a gift from God. Suicide is wrong. Abortion is wrong. End of story.
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