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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

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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
Title variation
History of suicide
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
What drives a person to take his or her own life? Why would an individual be willing to strap a bomb to himself and walk into a crowded marketplace, blowing himself up at the same time as he kills and maims the people around him? Does suicide or voluntary death have the same meaning today as it had in earlier centuries, and does it have the same significance in China, India and the Middle East as it has in the West? How should we understand this distressing, often puzzling phenomenon and how can we explain its patterns and variations over time? In this wide-ranging comparative study, 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 vast body of research carried out by historians, anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists and psychologists, Barbagli shows that a satisfactory theory of suicide cannot limit itself to considering the two causes that were highlighted by the great French sociologist Emile Durkheim namely, social integration and regulation. Barbagli proposes a new account of suicide that links the motives for and significance attributed to individual actions with the people for whom and against whom individuals take their lives. This new study of suicide sheds fresh light on the cultural differences between East and West and greatly increases our understanding of an often-misunderstood act. It will be the definitive history of suicide for many years to come
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Summary
What drives a person to take his or her own life? Why would an individual be willing to strap a bomb to himself and walk into a crowded marketplace, blowing himself up at the same time as he kills and maims the people around him? Does suicide or ‘voluntary death’ have the same meaning today as it had in earlier centuries, and does it have the same significance in China, India and the Middle East as it has in the West?
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10456345
Cataloging source
DLC
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1938-
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Barbagli, Marzio
Dewey number
362.28
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
In English, translated from Italian
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Byatt, Lucinda
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True
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  • Suicide
  • Suicide
Target audience
adult
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a history of suicide
Label
Farewell to the world : a history of suicide, Marzio Barbagli ; translated by Lucinda Byatt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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 and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part One. In the West -- The worst sin and the gravest crime -- The key to our prison -- Killing God, oneself and others -- If poverty does not protect -- Part Two. In the East -- Before becoming a widow -- Making the strong and powerful tremble -- The body as a bomb -- Conclusions -- Appendix
Control code
000053994357
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Revised and updated English edition.
Extent
xii, 408 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780745662459
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014049462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)899949887
Label
Farewell to the world : a history of suicide, Marzio Barbagli ; translated by Lucinda Byatt
Publication
Copyright
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 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part One. In the West -- The worst sin and the gravest crime -- The key to our prison -- Killing God, oneself and others -- If poverty does not protect -- Part Two. In the East -- Before becoming a widow -- Making the strong and powerful tremble -- The body as a bomb -- Conclusions -- Appendix
Control code
000053994357
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Revised and updated English edition.
Extent
xii, 408 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780745662459
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014049462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)899949887

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