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2010-03-22 18:01:15

Motherhood appears to protect against suicide, with increasing numbers of children associated with decreasing rates of death from suicide, found an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The study, following 1 292 462 women in Taiwan over 20 years, was undertaken to confirm a hypothesis postulated by the renowned sociologist Emile Durkheim in 1897 that parenthood is protective against suicide. It found a 39% decrease in suicide-related mortality among women with two live...

2007-12-16 03:00:11

By Staum, Martin The non-Durkheimian sociologists in the institutions founded by Rene Worms were not simply biological determinists. A hard-line contingent among Worms's associates continued to accept the anthropological paradigm of racial hierarchy, but a larger group questioned the validity of the concept of race as its anthropological precision faltered. The critique of race, however, did not challenge the French civilizing imperial mission. The male sociologists did not parallel this...


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