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Coping and Suicide Amongst the Lads : Expectations of Masculinity in Post-Traditional Ireland

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For every female suicide in Ireland, there are five male suicides. Coping and Suicide amongst the Lads is based on fieldwork in this book was done in and around Cork, Ireland between 2008 and 2012 among some forty young lads, aged 18-34. This anthropological approach aims to help explain why some groups in a specific society or community are more prone to commit suicide than others. In addition to suicide, this book focuses extensively on related issues such as alcohol, drug abuse, and other self-destructive behaviors prominent within Irish lad culture. This includes peer pressures and loyalties, chauvinistic jargon, homophobic bullying, humor, and the culture of mocking so as to grasp the cultural expectations of this particular form of masculinity. The everyday workings of gender segregation and gender-appropriateness is examined in detail by informants while addressing the underlying question whether increased gender equality—which includes men—could lessen young men's vulnerability to self-destructive behaviors and suicide in Ireland.
Number of Pages: 235.0
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Suicide
Series Title: Global Masculinities
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Felicia Garcia
Language: English
Street Date: January 25, 2016
TCIN: 50849903
UPC: 9781137530325
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-0278

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