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The Resource Farewell to the world : a history of suicide, Marzio Barbagli ; translated by Lucinda Byatt

Farewell to the world : a history of suicide, Marzio Barbagli ; translated by Lucinda Byatt

Label
Farewell to the world : a history of suicide
Title
Farewell to the world
Title remainder
a history of suicide
Statement of responsibility
Marzio Barbagli ; translated by Lucinda Byatt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
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 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
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barbagli, Marzio
Dewey number
362.2809
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6545
LC item number
.B24513 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
HV 6545
NLM item number
B228f 2015
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suicide
  • Suicide
  • Suicide
  • Suicide
  • Selbstmord
  • Soziologie
  • Sociological Factors
  • Suicide
  • Suicide
Label
Farewell to the world : a history of suicide, Marzio Barbagli ; translated by Lucinda Byatt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Italian as Congedarsi dal mondo : il suicidio in Occidente e in Oriente, Societa Editrice Il Mulino SPA, 2009"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 322-398) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. In the West : The worst sin and the gravest crime : The rise in suicide: 'a most tragic fact' ; When did the figure start to rise? ; The reasons for this growth ; Past reactions ; Punishments for those who killed themselves or attempted to do so ; Dishonourable burial ; On the formation of Christian ethics regarding voluntary death ; Chastity, rape and adultery ; Arabs, Christians and martyrs ; Christian beliefs regarding the causes of suicide ; Despair and the Redcrosse Knight ; Pre-Christian beliefs on the consequences of suicide ; Suicide as theft and desertion ; A 'new crime, that would hardly be believable' ; Internal and external controls -- The key to our prison : The lawfulness of suicide ; A changed sensitivity in the literature ; A new name for an old deed ; Natural and supernatural causes ; Melancholy, hypochondria and hysteria ; Depenalization de facto ; Depenalization de jure ; Saving endangered lives ; The freedom to take one's own life -- Killing God, oneself and others : Two opposite trends ; Two channels of a single stream ; Public and private crimes ; What brought about these changes? ; At the forefront of change ; Despair, anger, hatred -- When poverty does not protect : Sociology's 'one law' and what remains ; When the Jews lost their 'ancient immunity' ; The effects of nazism and fascism ; Concentration camps and prisons ; The Great Wars ; Emigrations ; Suicide is a 'White thing' ; Has suicide become a little less male? ; Sexual orientation ; Economic depressions and crises of prosperity ; The unforeseen consequences of the shift to methane ; The trend inversion in central and northern Europe ; The medicalization of suicide and its effects ; The treatment of pain and other illnesses ; The steep rise in Eastern Europe -- Part II. In the East : Before becoming a widow : Sati ; The rite ; The effects of polygamy ; Funeral and wedding ceremonies ; For love or through coercion? ; Suicides: condemned and admired ; The origin and spread of sati as a custom ; Sati or widow ; A clash of cultures -- Making the strong and powerful tremble : The past ; Chinese peculiarities ; Continuity and change ; Old people and filial devotion ; Suicide among Chinese women ; Mao Zedong and the May Fourth paradigm ; The cultural repertoire of suicides ; The state and honouring the virtuous ; After a husband's death ; Differences compared to sati ; Following the death of a fiancé ; A way of not submitting to enemies ; After assault and sexual violence ; Against arranged marriages ; The origin of the changes ; Against oneself and others ; Female suicide in the last two decades -- The body as a bomb : Suicide attacks and terrorism ; The modern phenomenon of suicide missions ; The rationality of weak players ; Nationalism and religious differences ; The globalization of suicide missions ; Cyberspace ; Becoming a suicide bomber ; For a noble cause ; An army of roses -- Conclusions -- Appendix : Statistics on suicide
Control code
ocn899949887
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Revised and updated English edition.
Extent
xii, 408 pages, 32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780745662459
Lccn
2014049462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025398456
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780745662459
  • (OCoLC)899949887
Label
Farewell to the world : a history of suicide, Marzio Barbagli ; translated by Lucinda Byatt
Publication
Note
"First published in Italian as Congedarsi dal mondo : il suicidio in Occidente e in Oriente, Societa Editrice Il Mulino SPA, 2009"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 322-398) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. In the West : The worst sin and the gravest crime : The rise in suicide: 'a most tragic fact' ; When did the figure start to rise? ; The reasons for this growth ; Past reactions ; Punishments for those who killed themselves or attempted to do so ; Dishonourable burial ; On the formation of Christian ethics regarding voluntary death ; Chastity, rape and adultery ; Arabs, Christians and martyrs ; Christian beliefs regarding the causes of suicide ; Despair and the Redcrosse Knight ; Pre-Christian beliefs on the consequences of suicide ; Suicide as theft and desertion ; A 'new crime, that would hardly be believable' ; Internal and external controls -- The key to our prison : The lawfulness of suicide ; A changed sensitivity in the literature ; A new name for an old deed ; Natural and supernatural causes ; Melancholy, hypochondria and hysteria ; Depenalization de facto ; Depenalization de jure ; Saving endangered lives ; The freedom to take one's own life -- Killing God, oneself and others : Two opposite trends ; Two channels of a single stream ; Public and private crimes ; What brought about these changes? ; At the forefront of change ; Despair, anger, hatred -- When poverty does not protect : Sociology's 'one law' and what remains ; When the Jews lost their 'ancient immunity' ; The effects of nazism and fascism ; Concentration camps and prisons ; The Great Wars ; Emigrations ; Suicide is a 'White thing' ; Has suicide become a little less male? ; Sexual orientation ; Economic depressions and crises of prosperity ; The unforeseen consequences of the shift to methane ; The trend inversion in central and northern Europe ; The medicalization of suicide and its effects ; The treatment of pain and other illnesses ; The steep rise in Eastern Europe -- Part II. In the East : Before becoming a widow : Sati ; The rite ; The effects of polygamy ; Funeral and wedding ceremonies ; For love or through coercion? ; Suicides: condemned and admired ; The origin and spread of sati as a custom ; Sati or widow ; A clash of cultures -- Making the strong and powerful tremble : The past ; Chinese peculiarities ; Continuity and change ; Old people and filial devotion ; Suicide among Chinese women ; Mao Zedong and the May Fourth paradigm ; The cultural repertoire of suicides ; The state and honouring the virtuous ; After a husband's death ; Differences compared to sati ; Following the death of a fiancé ; A way of not submitting to enemies ; After assault and sexual violence ; Against arranged marriages ; The origin of the changes ; Against oneself and others ; Female suicide in the last two decades -- The body as a bomb : Suicide attacks and terrorism ; The modern phenomenon of suicide missions ; The rationality of weak players ; Nationalism and religious differences ; The globalization of suicide missions ; Cyberspace ; Becoming a suicide bomber ; For a noble cause ; An army of roses -- Conclusions -- Appendix : Statistics on suicide
Control code
ocn899949887
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Revised and updated English edition.
Extent
xii, 408 pages, 32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780745662459
Lccn
2014049462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025398456
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780745662459
  • (OCoLC)899949887

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