Identify and describe the four types of suicide that have been delineated by Emile Durkheim.
Emile Durkheim’s sociological theory of suicide remains influential today and provides a coherent way of exploring large-scale societal dynamics. Central to this theory are the types of relationship between individual and society, which are represented by the four types of suicide identified by Durkheim.
Identify and describe the four types of suicide that have been delineated by Emile Durkheim. Include in your description the particular way in which people who commit this type of suicide are connected to their society.
Which of these types of suicide do you think is most typical of the individual-societal relationship in the U.S. today? Support your answer.
Some people kill themselves with the thought in mind of having a reunion with a loved one whom is dead. Identify and describe the other most common individual meanings of suicide as discussed in the text. Which of all these individual meanings of suicide do you consider to be the most dangerous, problematic or unacceptable? Support your answer.
Be sure to support your response with at least five references. You can use your textbook as one of the references.
Death, Society, and Human Experience 11th Edition, by Robert J. Kastenbaum