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The Idea of Suicide : Contagion, Imitation, and Cultural Diffusion, Hardback Book

The Idea of Suicide : Contagion, Imitation, and Cultural Diffusion Hardback

Part of the Researching Social Psychology series

Description

This book is about a new theory of suicide as cultural mimesis, or as an idea that is internalized from culture.

Written as part of a new, critical focus in suicidology, this volume moves away from the dominant, strictly scientific understanding of suicide as the result of a mental disorder, and towards positioning suicide as an anthropologically salient, community-driven phenomenon.

Written by a leading researcher in the field, this volume presents a conception of suicide as culturally scripted, and it demonstrates how suicide becomes a cultural idiom of distress that for some can become a normative option.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 134 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural anthropology
  • ISBN: 9780367026592

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