Book I Extra-Social Factors
1.Suicide and Psychopathic States 2.Suicide and normal Psychological Sates-Race Heredity 3.Suicide and Cosmic Factors 4.Imitaion
Book II Social Causes and Social Types
1.How to Determine Social Causes and Social Types 2.Egoistic Suicide 3. Egoistic Suicide (continued, 4.Altruistic Suicide, 5. Anomic Suicide 6.individual Forms of the Different Types of Suicide
Book III General Nature of Suicide as a Social Phenomenon
1.The Social Element of Suicide 2.Relations of Suicide with Other Social Phenomena
Aemile Durkheim (1858 - 1917). One of the founding fathers of modern sociology.
' - Suicide is one of the great classics of sociology. Although it
is now more than a century old, it remains the most significant
work on suicide ever produced.'
'Durkheim's great books are dedicated to the proposition that society transcends the individual: that our beliefs, values, dispositions and desires are often products of social forces and structures we poorly understand.' - Financial Times
'One of the acutest and most brilliant sociologists.' - Bronislaw Malinowski