What did Durkheim study to explain patterns of suicide?
Interviews with suicidals
Why did Durkheim study suicide?
Because it was deviant
To understand people's motives for suicide
To discover the influence of religion on suicide
To establish Sociology as a University subject
Which two factors did Durkheim say influenced levels of suicide?
Altruism and Anomie
Integration and regulation
Ego and superego
Fatalism and hopelessness
What were Durkheim's four types of suicide?
Anomic, egoistic, fatalistic, altruistic
Atomic, egoistic, ectopic, anomic
Egoistic, symphsic, fatalistic, ectopic
Altruistic, symphsic, anomic, atomic
Criticisms of Durkheim from positivists include:
That he didn't take coroners' assumptions into account
He treated suicide as just one act
He didn't define his terms clearly
He tries too hard to create a causal explanation
Which were the action theorists who disagreed with Durkheim?
Giddens, Becker, Weber
Taylor, Walton, Young
Lemert, Bruce, Hindness
Taylor, Douglas, Atkinson
Which of the following wasn't said to be an issue coroners use to help them decide if something's a suicide?
Need for revenge
Mode of death
Which of the following was not a meaning Douglas said people attach to their suicides?
Transformation of self
Lack of attachments
Transforming the self for others
Achieving fellow feeling
What was Atkinson's methodology?
Why did Hindness criticise Atkinson?
He said he was influenced by what he saw as common sense
He said he failed to take a scientific approach
He said he had to make assumptions about why people committed suicide
He said he only looked at small scale research