Farewell to the World

Farewell to the World

A History of Suicide

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In this comparative study, sociologist Marzio Barbagli examines suicide as a socio-cultural, religious, and political phenomenon, exploring the reasons that underlie it and the meanings it has acquired in different cultures throughout the world. Drawing on a body of research carried out by historians, anthropologists, sociologist, political scientists, and psychologists, Barbagli argues that a satisfactory theory of suicide cannot limit itself to the two causes highlighted by French sociologist Émile Durkheim--namely, social integration and regulation--but must rather provide a new account that links the motives for and significance attributed to individual actions with the people for and against whom individuals take their lives.--From publisher description
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, [2015]
Edition: Revised and updated English edition
ISBN: 9780745662459
0745662455
9780745662442
0745662447
Characteristics: xii, 408 pages, 32 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Other Standard Identifier: 40025398456

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