Year: 1995 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.25, no.3, (Fall 1995), p.423-424 SIEC No: 19950363

The book review considers this book to be timely in light of social changes & other changes in the past 100 years. The brief biography shows that the personality of an innovative thinker & the origin of his ideas are inseparable. While a few contributors see positive application of Durkheim’s theory, most chapters contain more criticism than appreciation. The reviewer recommends that, to read this book and then to reread the original, will bring a deeper appreciation of Durkheim’s insights.