Durkheim's one cause of suicide.

  title={Durkheim's one cause of suicide.},
  author={B. D. Johnson},
  journal={American sociological review},
  volume={30 6},
  • B. D. Johnson
  • Published 1965
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • American sociological review
ever, that its terms are general enough, and its elements articulated in such a way as to provide a reasonable starting point for 'the study of conversion to other types of groups and perspectives. A closing caveat. The D .P. had few competitive advantages, if any, over other unusual religious groups, in terms of the potential converts' predispositions. In terms of situational conditions the D.P. advantage was simply that they were on the scene and able to mak their "pitch," develop affective… Expand
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