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History of suicide

voluntary death in Western culture

by Georges Minois

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  • 26 Currently reading

Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Suicide -- History,
  • Right to die

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-372) and index.

    StatementGeorges Minois ; translated by Lydia G. Cochrane.
    SeriesMedicine & Culture
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC569 .M55 1999
    The Physical Object
    Pagination387 p. ;
    Number of Pages387
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL345080M
    ISBN 100801859190
    LC Control Number98004069

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Because this definition does not specify the outcome of such acts, it is customary to distinguish between fatal suicide and attempted, or nonfatal, suicide. Throughout history, suicide has been both condemned and condoned by various. “That rare book that is so articulate and stunningly close to the bone that one holds one’s breath while reading it Written with a poet’s eye and a novelist’s gift, History of a Suicide is remarkable for its author’s bravery, candor and ability to tolerate the intolerable.” —A.M.

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It makes essential reading, and not just for those struggling intimately with suicidal thoughts of their own or of an intimate, but also for bereavement groups Released on: Febru   In this compact and illuminating history, Georges Minois examines how a culture's attitudes about suicide reflect its larger beliefs and values&#;attitudes toward life and death, duty and honor, pain and pleasure.

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Minois begins his survey with classical Greece and Rome, where suicide was acceptable—even heroic—under some circumstances. Critics claimed the sympathetic Werther legitimized, even valorized, suicide.

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In his new book Farewell to the World: A History of Suicide, Marzio Barbagli not only seeks to orientate attention away from the social emphasis of Durkheim’s analysis towards a consideration of the role of the cultural, but he also challenges its Western.

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Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It by the poet and philosopher Jennifer Michael Hecht challenges our culture's acceptance of suicides and reinvigorates the moral arguments against it. At a time when few philosophers or intellectuals are offering strong, compelling, secular arguments against suicide, Hecht's book steps in.

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The “Jonestown Massacre” took place on Novemafter more than members of an American cult called the Peoples Temple died in a mass suicide-murder under the direction of their.

A Look at the History of Suicide Attacks The London bombings are only one example of suicide terrorism, a technique that goes back to 1 A.D. Robert Pape. Get this from a library! Stay: a history of suicide and the philosophies against it. [Jennifer Michael Hecht] -- Worldwide, more people die by suicide than by murder, and many more are left behind to grieve.

Despite distressing statistics that show suicide rates rising, the subject, long a taboo, is.Inthe first suicide prevention center in the United States opened in Los Angeles, California, with funding from the U.S.

Public Health Service. Other crisis intervention centers followed. Inthe Center for Studies of Suicide Prevention (later the Suicide Research Unit) was established at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).