ERIC Number: EJ204342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1979
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Durkheim Revisited: Why Do Women Kill Themselves?
Johnson, Kathryn K.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v9 n3 p145-53 Fall 1979
Contemporary studies of female suicidal behavior show that such women exhibit characteristics corresponding to the behavioral indices of impersonalism, submissiveness, passivity, and obedience producing the lack of individuation characteristic of Durkheim's altruistic/fatalistic suicide categories. The author suggests this supports the contention that "men and women inhabit different social worlds." (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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