Sociological approaches to the study of conformity and deviance. Examines a structural-functional theory of conformity and deviance proposed by Travis Hirschi. Four types of social controls. Relation to criminal behavior. Theory of Emile Durkheim's constructs of deviance. His assertion that deviations from norms serve two major functions.
DURKHEIM'S SOCIAL THEORIES.
His concept of a collective or common conscience. Use of punishment and strictures on behavior to create mechanical solidarity. The division of labor, and establishment of a basis for class war, as the cause of organic solidarity. Conflict and resistance. Marx's views. Conquest of society over nature.
CONCEPT OF SUICIDE RELATED TO 9/11.
Discusses Durkheim's view of obligatory altruistic suicide. Concept that society is more important than the worth of any individual. Rejection by Durkheim of suicide that appeals to subjective mental states. The Al Quaeda terrorist actions and its concept of "dying for Allah." Arguments that the Al Quaeda attack on the United States was not a holy war as stated in the Koran.
A discussion of the French Sociologist Emile Durkheim’s theory of anomie -- the conditions under which it exists, the consequences of it, and the potential solutions in Durkheim’s writings to the problem of anomie.
This paper provides a comparison and contrast of the views of Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber on how capitalism and the Industrial Revolution impact society and, in turn, how this impact affects individual freedom and identity.
This paper is an argumentative essay in the form of a personal letter to Hamlet, the protagonist of William Shakespeare’s tragic drama. The argument tries to convince Hamlet to abandon his thoughts of suicide and take his rightful place as God’s divinely chosen king of Denmark.
An examination of Durkheim’s theories on anomic suicide. The analysis also presents statistics on increased suicide rates in Russian society and how Durkheim’s theory applies to this phenomenon. A conclusion sums up how Durkheim might feel about his theory in relation to contemporary society.
This paper discusses the rise of the skinhead subculture and deviance by them in Russian society. The paper explores this subculture, explaining its emergence according to the theories on social deviance posited by Emile Durkheim.