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Farewell to the World: A History of Suicide (original 2009; edition 2015)

by Marzio Barbagli (Author), Lucinda Byatt (Translator)

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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, sociologists, political scientists, and psychologists, Barbagli argues that a satisfactory theory of suicide cannot limit itself to the two causes highlighted by French sociologist ‚Emile 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.… (more)
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Title:Farewell to the World: A History of Suicide
Authors:Marzio Barbagli (Author)
Other authors:Lucinda Byatt (Translator)
Info:Polity (2015), Edition: 1, 400 pages
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Very good read, if a little on the chewy side. The first section of the book, focused on European understandings of death, was excellent.The later section of the book, an attempt to look at suicide in other parts of the book, was much weaker -- the scale got out of hand, and, especially when discussing India, the reliance on European observers was suspect.
With those caveats, very much worth reading.
  revliz | Jan 7, 2017 |
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