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The Resource Teenage suicide notes : an ethnography of self-harm, Terry Williams

Teenage suicide notes : an ethnography of self-harm, Terry Williams

Label
Teenage suicide notes : an ethnography of self-harm
Title
Teenage suicide notes
Title remainder
an ethnography of self-harm
Statement of responsibility
Terry Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Reading the confessions of a teenager contemplating suicide may be uncomfortable, but we must do so to understand why self-harm has become an epidemic, especially in the United States. What drives teenagers to self-harm? What makes death so attractive, so liberating, and so inevitable for so many? In Teenage Suicide Notes, the sociologist Terry Williams pours over the writings of a diverse group of troubled youths to better grasp the motivations behind teenage suicide and to humanize those at risk of taking their own lives. Williams evaluates young people in rural and urban contexts and across race, class, gender, and sexual orientation. His approach, which combines sensitive portrayals with objective sociological analysis, adds a clarifying dimension to the fickle and often frustrating behavior of adolescents. Williams reads between the lines of his subjects' seemingly straightforward reflections on alienation, agency, euphoria, and loss, and investigates how this cocktail of emotions can create an overwhelming and impossible desperation. Rather than treat these notes as exceptional examples of self-expression, Williams situates them at the center of teenage life, linking them to incidents of abuse, violence, depression, anxiety, religion, peer pressure, sexual identity, and family dynamics. He captures the currents that turn self-destruction into an act of self-determination, which also allows him to propose more effective solutions to resolving the suicide crisis."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Terry M.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The cosmopolitan life
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenagers
  • Adolescent psychology
  • Self-mutilation
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Self-Injurious Behavior
  • Suicide
  • Adolescent
  • Psychology, Adolescent
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Adolescent psychology
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Self-mutilation
  • Teenagers
  • United States
Label
Teenage suicide notes : an ethnography of self-harm, Terry Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-246) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Little girl lost: Kyra -- The fighter: Enoch -- Overload: Candy -- The last stand: David -- Homo: Tucker -- Escaping death: Gita -- Shock jock: boots -- Cutter: Jill -- On the road: Cody -- Born-again virgin: Gabriella -- Afterword -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1: Ipe and Brownson -- Appendix 2: Enoch and his brother
Control code
ocn967682379
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxii, 254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231542500
Lccn
2016031347
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1kn25nq
  • 860f3277-c1b8-4765-a66a-63417eeab101
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)967682379
Label
Teenage suicide notes : an ethnography of self-harm, Terry Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-246) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Little girl lost: Kyra -- The fighter: Enoch -- Overload: Candy -- The last stand: David -- Homo: Tucker -- Escaping death: Gita -- Shock jock: boots -- Cutter: Jill -- On the road: Cody -- Born-again virgin: Gabriella -- Afterword -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1: Ipe and Brownson -- Appendix 2: Enoch and his brother
Control code
ocn967682379
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxii, 254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231542500
Lccn
2016031347
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1kn25nq
  • 860f3277-c1b8-4765-a66a-63417eeab101
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)967682379

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