Durkheim suicide

Use the attached document to answer the questions below.

1. In 3-4 sentences, explain why Durkheim believes that periods of economic or social crisis (even “fortunate crises”) result in an uptick of suicides?

2. What do you think of Durkheims suggestion that corporations and occupational groups were a potentially fruitful source for reestablishing integration of individuals into society? This has largely not been borne out by developments of the 20th and 21st century, but do you think corporate and occupational groups still have potential to be reformed for this purpose today? If you believe so, please include at least one suggestion for this type of reform. Whichever position you choose, please clearly explain it in 3-4 sentences.

3. Do you think that it is still beneficial to read Durkheim’s Suicide today or has present society changed enough that this study is no longer applicable? (3-4 sentences)

4. In 3-4 sentences, explain one way in which altruistic suicide would help to maintain the solidarity and cohesion of the groups that practice it.

5. The concept of the individual is important for explaining the incidence of both egoistic and altruistic suicide, but for basically opposite reasons. In 4-5 sentences, explain how the concept of the individual helps to explain both of these types of suicide