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The Resource Histories of suicide : international perspectives on self-destruction in the modern world, edited by John Weaver and David Wright

Histories of suicide : international perspectives on self-destruction in the modern world, edited by John Weaver and David Wright

Label
Histories of suicide : international perspectives on self-destruction in the modern world
Title
Histories of suicide
Title remainder
international perspectives on self-destruction in the modern world
Statement of responsibility
edited by John Weaver and David Wright
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, with more than one million fatalities each year. During the post-war period, the rate of completed suicides has risen dramatically, especially among young men and Aboriginal peoples living in the Western world. While this has naturally led to growing concern amongst health care practitioners and policy experts, relatively little is known about the history of attempted and completed suicide. Histories of Suicide is the first book to examine the history of suicide in diverse national contexts, including Japan, Scotland, Australia, Soviet Russia, Peru, United States, France, South Africa, and Canada, to reveal the different social, political, economic, and cultural factors that inform our understanding of suicide. This interdisciplinary collection of essays assembles historians, health economists, anthropologists, and sociologists, who examine the history of suicide from a variety of approaches to provide crucial insight into how suicide differs across nations, cultures, and time periods. Focusing on developments from the eighteenth century to the present, the contributors examine vitally important topics such as the medicalization of suicide, representations of mental illness, psychiatric disputes, and the frequency of suicide amongst soldiers. An illuminating volume of studies, Histories of Suicide is a fascinating examination of the phenomenon of self-destruction throughout different historical periods and nations
Cataloging source
CNCGM
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Weaver, John C.
  • Wright, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suicide
  • Suicide
  • Suicide
  • Suicide
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • History, 18th Century
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • Suicide
  • Suicide
  • Suicide
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • MEDICAL
  • Suicide
  • Suicide
Label
Histories of suicide : international perspectives on self-destruction in the modern world, edited by John Weaver and David Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / David Wright and John Weaver -- 1. Suicide, gender, and the fear of modernity / Howard I. Kushner -- 2. Suicide as an illness strategy in the long eighteenth century / Kevin Siena -- 3. Death and life in the archives : patterns of and attitudes to suicide in eighteenth-century Paris / Jeffrey Merrick -- 4. Medicalization of suicide : medicine and the law in Scotland and England, circa 1750-1850 / Rab Houston -- 5. Death by suicide in the British Army, 1830-1900 / Janet Padiak -- 6. Suicide and French soldiers of the First World War : differing perspectives, 1914-1939 / Patricia E. Prestwich -- 7. "This painful subject" : racial politics and suicide in colonial Natal and Zululand / Julie Parle -- 8. Medico-legal and popular interpretations of suicide in early twentieth-century Lima / Paulo Drinot -- 9. Violence against the collective self : suicide and the problem of social integration in early Bolshevik Russia / Kenneth M. Pinnow -- 10. Race and the intellectualizing of suicide in the American human sciences, circa 1950-1975 / Andrew M. Fearnley -- 11. Questioning the suicide of resolve : medico-legal disputes regarding "overwork suicide" in twentieth-century Japan / Junko Kitanaka -- 12. Twentieth-century trends in homicide followed by suicide in four North American cities / Rosemary Gartner and Bill McCarthy -- 13. "I may as well die as go to the gallows" : murder-suicide in Queensland, 1890-1940 / Jonathan Richards and John Weaver
Control code
ocn635461288
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 359 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442688247
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt55hfk
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)635461288
Label
Histories of suicide : international perspectives on self-destruction in the modern world, edited by John Weaver and David Wright
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / David Wright and John Weaver -- 1. Suicide, gender, and the fear of modernity / Howard I. Kushner -- 2. Suicide as an illness strategy in the long eighteenth century / Kevin Siena -- 3. Death and life in the archives : patterns of and attitudes to suicide in eighteenth-century Paris / Jeffrey Merrick -- 4. Medicalization of suicide : medicine and the law in Scotland and England, circa 1750-1850 / Rab Houston -- 5. Death by suicide in the British Army, 1830-1900 / Janet Padiak -- 6. Suicide and French soldiers of the First World War : differing perspectives, 1914-1939 / Patricia E. Prestwich -- 7. "This painful subject" : racial politics and suicide in colonial Natal and Zululand / Julie Parle -- 8. Medico-legal and popular interpretations of suicide in early twentieth-century Lima / Paulo Drinot -- 9. Violence against the collective self : suicide and the problem of social integration in early Bolshevik Russia / Kenneth M. Pinnow -- 10. Race and the intellectualizing of suicide in the American human sciences, circa 1950-1975 / Andrew M. Fearnley -- 11. Questioning the suicide of resolve : medico-legal disputes regarding "overwork suicide" in twentieth-century Japan / Junko Kitanaka -- 12. Twentieth-century trends in homicide followed by suicide in four North American cities / Rosemary Gartner and Bill McCarthy -- 13. "I may as well die as go to the gallows" : murder-suicide in Queensland, 1890-1940 / Jonathan Richards and John Weaver
Control code
ocn635461288
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 359 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442688247
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt55hfk
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)635461288

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