The Gender of Suicide: Knowledge Production, Theory and by Katrina Jaworski

By Katrina Jaworski

Drawing on varied theoretical and textual resources, The Gender of Suicide provides a serious research of the ways that modern society knows suicide, exploring suicide throughout a variety of key professional our bodies of data. With consciousness to Durkheim's founding research of suicide, in addition to discourses inside of sociology, legislation, drugs, psy-knowledge and newsprint media, this booklet demonstrates that suicide can't be understood with no knowing how gender shapes it, and with out giving particular awareness to the way within which winning claims privilege a few interpretations and reports of suicide above others. Revealing the masculine and masculinist phrases within which our present wisdom of suicide is developed, The Gender of Suicide, explores the connection among our clutch of suicide and frustrating rules hooked up to the physique, organisation, violence, race and sexuality. As such, it is going to entice sociologists and social theorists, in addition to students of cultural stories, philosophy, legislation and psychology.

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