This landmark volume honors the 100th anniversary of the publication of Emile Durkheim's milestone book, Le Suicide, often described as one of the most important works ever written in the social sciences and the seminal work on suicide. Many other books were published before Le Suicide, but only Durkheim's has achieved unrivaled, overwhelming prominence. Remarkably, the importance of this book has not diminished or become lost with time; even today, practically every new book on suicide and self-destruction cites Durkheim's contribution and influence.
What was so monumental in Durkheim's work that it left the indelible mark it has on current thinking on suicide? To address this question, renowned suicidologist Dr. David Lester invited 16 of the most highly esteemed suicidologists and scholars from around the world to write essays on their views of the great French sociologist and to evaluate and reassess the remarkable contributions he made to social and behavioral science in the light of present-day knowledge and assumptions.
Some of the subjects addressed include: What was Durkheim's contribution to our understanding of suicide? Are his methods and conclusions justifiable? Have they withstood the test of time? What major faults have been identified in Durkheim's theory? How has Durkheim influenced the study of and present-day thinking on suicide? Also included in this volume is the first complete English translation of Durkheim's essay "Suicide et Natalite" (Suicide and the Birthrate), together with ground-breaking commentary on this important early work. An unparalleled bibliography accompanies this soon-to-be classic.
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Recently elected President of the American Association of Suicidology, Dr. Lester, who has studied suicide for nearly 50 years and is the recipient of the Dublin Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement from the American Association of Suicidology, has deservedly achieved worldwide recognition as one of the leading authorities on suicide. Past president of the International Association for Suicide Prevention and currently Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Suicide in Blackwood, New Jersey, Dr. Lester is the author of more than 1500 articles and 60 books.Review:
I recommend that everyone interested in understanding and treating suicide read this book. --Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
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Descrizione libro Charles Pr Pub, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Codice libro della libreria mon0000634556