Suicide and Agency: Anthropological Perspectives on Self-Destruction, Personhood and Power

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Suicide and Agency offers an original and timely challenge to existing ways of understanding suicide. Through the use of rich and detailed case studies, the authors assembled in this volume explore how interplay of self-harm, suicide, personhood and agency varies markedly across site (Greenland, Siberia, India, Palestine and Mexico) and setting (self-run leprosy colony, suicide bomb attack, cash-crop farming, middle-class mothering). Rather than starting from a set definition of suicide, they empirically engage suicide ...

Suicide and Agency: Anthropological Perspectives on Self-Destruction, Personhood and Power 2015, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9781472457912

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