Suicide Movies: Social Patterns 1900-2009

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Suicide Movies: Social Patterns 1900-2009 - Stack, Steven, and Bowman, Barbara
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The portrayal of suicide in cinema can impact public understanding and effective prevention of suicide. This book presents the first-ever comprehensive analysis of how suicide has been portrayed in films over 110 years, based on a thorough evaluation of more than 1,500 film suicides - 1,377 in American films, 135 in British films. One striking finding is that while the research literature generally attributes suicide to individual psychiatric or mental health issues, cinema and film solidly endorse more social causes. In ...

Suicide Movies: Social Patterns 1900-2009 2011, Hogrefe Publishing, Toronto

ISBN-13: 9780889373907

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