The Sociological Approach to Suicide, From Durkheim to the Present Day (IN: Suicide and the Right to Die, ed. by J Pohier and D Mieth)
Patrick Baudry traces sociological theories of suicide from the work of Durkheim to the more recent studies of Halbwach, Baechlet, & Schutz. “Suicide as an end,” states Baudry, “has to do with the de-medicalization of death, the resocialization of death, the resocialization of dying, & a new ritualization of leave-taking. Suicide as a means…calls for revived social experience of rupture, and of the individual by means of a crisis of change, but also of the social bond. p. 20. 12 ref.