Military Sociology


I am happy to announce that my dissertation is officially complete! If you are interested in reading it, here is the link: Applying Durkheim’s Theory of Suicide: A Study of Altruism and Anomie Among Canadian Veterans of Afghanistan

The beginning of chapter one and all of chapter four would be of interest if you want to get a sense of the Veterans’ experiences in transition to civilian life.

I recommend skipping chapters two and three if you are not interested in the detailed philosophical background of this study and its methodological foundation.

Lastly, chapter five may be of interest if you want a sense of how I’ve built on current understandings of suicidal ideation.

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  1. Congrats on finishing your dissertation – and sharing it with your readers! I’ve skimmed through it & saved the dissertation in iBooks to read the rest of it.

  2. Hey Steve,
    Thank you for sharing your dissertation. Fascinating topic. Congratulations! I hope to be there myself in about a year. Congratulations on your veterans’ transition contract and the position at Eastern Michigan.

    On Tuesday (Aug. 25th) the Greenville (SC) Society for Human Resource Management (one of my contracts) is putting on a seminar on understanding how to recruit and retain veterans. I look forward to comparing notes between your chapters and the highlights we’ll discuss Tuesday.

      1. I’m glad to hear that there is some interest in reading it. Just know that dissertations are not typically considered “good reading,” so hopefully you feel the same way afterword!

  3. wow, Steve, congratulations, I’ll be reading it all, including the “detailed philosophical background of this study and its methodological foundation” – and thanks, Richard

    1. Have fun with that! I look forward to breaking it up into smaller articles for journals so that it’s not as dense. Dissertations are usually far from reader-friendly books. Thank you for your interest.

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