Understanding Suicide: A Sociological Autopsy by B. FinchamUnderstanding Suicide: A Sociological Autopsy by B. Fincham

Understanding Suicide: A Sociological Autopsy

byB. Fincham

Hardcover | July 26, 2011

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Sociologists have debated suicide since the early days of the discipline. This book assesses that body of work and breaks new ground through a qualitatively-driven, mixed method 'sociological autopsy' ofone hundredsuicides that explores what can be known about suicidal lives.
Ben Fincham is Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex, UK.Susanne Langer is Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.Jonathan Scourfield is Professor of Social Work at Cardiff University, UK.Michael Shiner is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics ...
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Title:Understanding Suicide: A Sociological AutopsyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:203 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.8 inPublished:July 26, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230580920

ISBN - 13:9780230580923

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures Acknowledgements Introduction The Sociology of Suicide - A Critical Appreciation What is a Sociological Autopsy? Suicide Case Files as Sites of Identity Creation Suicide Notes as Social Documents Repertoires of Action When Things Fall Apart - Suicide and the Life-Course Lessons for Prevention Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

"This work is a major contribution to the study of suicide, still one of the core topics in sociology. Introducing a novel methodology and an innovative approach to suicidal motivation, it will become a landmark study in the field." -- Professor Anthony Giddens, former Director of the LSE, UK and Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, UK  "Through a clever analysis of 100 suicide case files, the authors uncover a variety of neglected social and economic strains which contribute to suicide, such as indebtedness and stressful relationships at work. Their convincing analysis signals a need for researchers and clinicians to look for clusters of both sociological and psychiatric morbidity in order to obtain a better understanding of the complexities of suicide events. This combination of a “psychological autopsy” with a “sociological autopsy” will provide the knowledge base necessary for more effective programs for suicide prevention." --Steven Stack, Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience, Wayne State University