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The social meanings of suicide

by Jack Douglas

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  • 3 Currently reading

Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N. J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Durkheim, Emile, -- 1858-1917.,
  • Suicide.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Jack D. Douglas.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV6545 D6
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 398 p.
    Number of Pages398
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17015204M
    ISBN 100691028125

    A key predictor of suicide is knowing a suicide, and that means that in killing yourself you are likely to be killing someone else too, by influence. This claim can be shown to be valid in poetic as well as scientific terms. Reflecting on the social contagion of suicide, Hecht writes: Rejecting suicide . Leaving You: The Cultural Meaning of Suicide Buy this book as victims of psychiatric illness or social anomie. She also shows how suicide figured as an irresponsible and impulsive affront.

    Suicide was a felony in 11th-century England because the self-murderer was considered to have broken the bond of fealty, and the suicide's property was forfeited to the king. Suicides were interred on public highways with a stake driven through the heart; this practice was observed as late as Social integration is the degree to which an individual feels connected to the other people in his or her group or community.. Durkheim’s Study of Suicide. The term social integration first came into use in the work of French sociologist Émile im wanted to understand why some people were more likely than others to take their own lives.

    Since Durkheim's classic work on suicide, sociological attention to understanding the roots of self-destruction has been inconsistent. In this review, we use three historical periods of interest. Suicide may be compulsory, prescribed by custom or enjoined by the authorities, usually as an alternative to death at the hands of others, or it may be committed for personal motives. Depending on the time and place, it may be regarded as a heroic deed or condemned by religious and civil authorities. Compulsory suicide may be performed out of loyalty to a dead master or spouse.


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He demonstrates the unreliability of official statistics on suicide and contends that Durkheim's explanations of suicide rates in terms of abstract social meanings are founded on an inadequate and misleading statistical base. The study of suicidal actions, Douglas argues, requires an examination of the individual's own construction of his by:   The study of suicidal actions, Douglas argues, requires an examination of the individual's own construction of his actions.

He analyzes revenge, escape, and sympathy motives; using diaries, notes, and observers' reports, he shows how the social meanings of actual cases should be studied. Originally published in /5. He demonstrates the unreliability of official statistics on suicide and contends that Durkheim's explanations of suicide rates in terms of abstract social meanings are founded on an inadequate and misleading statistical base.

The study of suicidal actions, Douglas argues, requires an examination of the individual's own construction of his by: 9. The social meanings of suicide by Jack Douglas. 3 Want to read; Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J.

Written in EnglishCited by: Official Statistics on Suicide and Their Use in Sociological Works: The Nature and Use of the Official Statistics on Suicide --Part IV.

Suicidal Actions as Socially Meaningful Actions: Social Actions as Meaningful Actions: Fundamental Considerations of the Nature of "Meaning" The Construction of Social Meanings Social Meanings of Suicide Book Description: This book presents a review and criticism of all sociological literature on suicide, from Emile Durkheim's influential Suicide () to contemporary writings by sociologists who have patterned their own work on Durkheim's.

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In this chapter, some social theories in relation to suicide are presented together with examples from actual research. Although an individual act, suicide can be studied as a collective phenomenon, for example, as the relative number of cases that occur in different groups.

Most social-scientific theories of suicide consider these not only as accumulations of individual observations, but also Author: Ilkka Henrik Mäkinen.

This kind of suicide results from the over integration of the individual into social proof, for example – Sati customs, Dannies warriors. (3) Anomic suicide: This type of suicide is due to certain breakdown of social equilibrium, such as, suicide after bankruptcy or after winning a lottery.

In other words, anomic suicide takes place in a. The Complete Manual of Suicide (完全自殺マニュアル, Kanzen Jisatsu Manyuaru, lit. Complete Suicide Manual) is a Japanese book written by Wataru Tsurumi. He wrote on the problem of "hardness of living" in Japanese society.

It was first published on July 4, and sold more than one million : Wataru Tsurumi. The study of suicidal actions, Douglas argues, requires an examination of the individual’s own construction of his actions. He analyzes revenge, escape, and sympathy motives; using diaries, notes, and observers’ reports, he shows how the social meanings of actual cases should be studied.

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Wolfgang. Lester argues that the meaning of suicide is often an individual motive undergirding the act, whilst a cultural meaning of suicide focuses on the reactions of others (persons living in a similar.

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Sources of Information and the Construction of a Theory of Suicidal Actions as. Anything by Gemma Halliday's always ridiculous fun, I've read a couple of her High Heels books and the first installment in this series, Deadly Cool, but Social Suicide is just on another level.

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Guided by the Spirits is a case study of youth suicide in the Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Written by a member of the tribal community, this study focuses on qualitative methods, indigenous experience, and collaborative approaches to explore the social and historical significance of youth suicide in an Ojibwa : Seth M Allard.

Suicide (French: Le suicide) is an book written by French sociologist Émile was the first methodological study of a social fact in the context of society. It is ostensibly a case study of suicide, a publication unique for its time that provided an example of Author: Émile Durkheim.

Book Description. Guided by the Spirits is a case study of youth suicide in the Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

Written by a member of the tribal community, this study focuses on qualitative methods, indigenous experience, and collaborative approaches to explore the social and historical significance of youth suicide in an Ojibwa community.

(36) This interpretation of Durkheim's Suicide has previously been established in the author's The Social Meanings of Suicide, Part I, chap, 1 and 2, forthcoming by Princeton University Press. The whole history of the social research of these many schools has been dealt with in The Rise of Social Research, ed.

by Anthony Oberschall and Jack D Cited by:. committing something that would hurt or destroy your reputation socially; doing something that would make you seem like a loser, weirdo, etc.The Social Meanings of Suicide.

Add to My Bookmarks Export citation. Type Book Author(s) Jack D. Douglas Date Publisher Princeton University Press Pub place Princeton, New Jersey Volume Princeton Legacy Library ISBN, eBook.

Access the. His book, Le Suicide, was one of the first modern examples of how statistical methods and social investigation were used in a consistent and organized classified suicide as having a high or low integration, or the degree into which collective sentiments are shared, and as having high or low regulation, or the degree of external constraint of people.