Year: 1971 Source: London: Cass, 1971. 424p. SIEC No: 19830314

32 papers providing an overview of the contributions which sociologists have made to the explanation of suicide. Parts 1 & 2 deal with the theoretical perspectives, part 3 includes studies of suicide in non-western societies and part 4 includes a cross section of papers relating suicide to such factors as occupational mobility, weather, influence of the press. Part 5 deals with the psychodynamics of suicide, and the relationship between attempted and commited suicides.(KB)