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The Social Meanings Of Suicide by Jack D. Douglas
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Dec 06, 10

bookshelves: gave-up, 2010, psychology, borrowed, did-not-finish
Read from November 18 to December 06, 2010

I'm afraid this work was far, far more technical than I expected it to be. It seemed to presume a level of knowledge from the reader that I do not have and doubtless shall never acquire. Which is too bad in a way, since there seems to be a LOT of interesting material here. I also like the author's approach: he seemed unafraid to criticize, but kept all criticism either to the particular , as in matters of fact, or to how a the theory other sociologists fall into problems either via unwarranted assumptions or ignoring inconvenient facts.

Keeping it listed, though. Who knows? Maybe someday I shall return to it.

Do wish there was a "did not finish tag."

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