anomic suicide


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anomic suicide

the form of SUICIDE associated with ANOMIE, i.e. with serious disruptions of the social order, such as an unexpected catastrophe or rapid economic growth, or with any similar disturbances in social expectations. Anomic suicide is the third of the three main types of SUICIDE identified by DURKHEIM (Suicide, 1897).
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He thus defines four types of suicide, such as egoistic suicide, altruistic suicide, anomic suicide and fatalist suicide.
Anomic suicide characterizes modern societies, where economic, political, religious, and, ultimately, moral imbalance favours the propensity to autolysis.
The other extremes of egoistic suicide and anomic suicide (known as altruistic suicide and fatalistic suicide, respectively) are also related to high suicide rates, but were not generally applicable to modern western societies (18).
Anomic suicide was of particular interest to Durkheim, for he divided it into four categories: acute and chronic economic anomie, and acute and chronic domestic anomie.