Macro-Micro Relationships in Durkheim's Analysis of Egoistic Suicide*

@article{Berk2006MacroMicroRI,
  title={Macro-Micro Relationships in Durkheim's Analysis of Egoistic Suicide*},
  author={Bernard B. Berk},
  journal={Sociological Theory},
  year={2006},
  volume={24},
  pages={58 - 80}
}
  • B. Berk
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Psychology, Sociology
  • Sociological Theory
Contemporary theory is increasingly concerned with macro-micro integration. An attempt is made to integrate these levels of analysis in Durkheim's theory of egoistic suicide. Does Durkheim's theory, which is a social system analysis designed to explain differences in suicide rates between groups, have micro implications for specifying which particular individuals within the group will take their lives? In attempting to answer this question by exploring the causal linkages between integration… 
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