Analyze a case of suicide or other act of self-destructiveness using Durkheim’s theory.
Select a case to analyze: you may chose a case from your personal experience or network. If analyzing and
writing about this case will be emotionally difficult for you, or if you would simply rather not write about your
personal life, chose a case that has been analyzed in-depth in the media.
Durkheim distinguishes between 11 forms of suicide (epicurean egoism, stoic egoism, obligatory altruism,
optional altruism, mystical-acute altruism, anomie with specific target, anomie with generalized target, fatalism,
egoistic-altruistic, egoistic-anomic, altruistic-anomic).
Which of these eleven forms can you clearly rule out as a cause of suicide

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