Archive for October, 2015

Was Émile Durkheim Right?

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Durkheim wrote a lot about alienation and anomie. At the time, he viewed those as byproducts of urbanization and [mostly] young men moving away from rural/agricultural family-centered life to more isolated individual-centered life in the cities. Durkheim saw increased suicide rates as one of the results. The modern twist, of course, ...