Year: 1960 Source: Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1960. p.3-29 SIEC No: 19910397

This article compares suicide & homicide in Africa & the West in order to determine if theses phenomena differs in the 2 regions. The author discusses Western sociological, psychological, & actuarial theories of suicide & homicide extensively, particularly Durkheim’s formulations. The author discovers that research on African tribes is sparse, & that which exists often generalizes greatly, & doesn’t account for tribal variations. VM)