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Discourses of Men's Suicide Notes : A Qualitative Analysis - by Dariusz Galasinski (Hardcover)

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Based on data from the Polish Corpus of Suicide Notes, a repository of 614 suicide notes written between 1998 and 2008, this book examines the discourse from and about men in suicide notes and how their lives are fashioned in them, to understand the social basis and meanings of suicide. It considers how men construct the suicide act, the relationships they have, their life before and after death, and accounts of the reasons for suicide; the subject positions created by and for the men, such as whether they write these notes as men, fathers, or husbands, as well as their relationship with suicide and the idea of the association of masculinity and fatherhood with power; and the construction of the notes and process of their writing, particularly what they mean, their significance, and the power or lack of it in them. The author discusses the men’s creation of the past in the notes, the reasons given for suicide, and the idea of suicide as a gift; how the present is represented in notes, constructions of suicide, the identities the men assume, and the notes at the time of writing; and how the notes create the future after suicide, including instructions for after the men’s death. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 202
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Series Title: Bloomsbury Advances in Critical Discourse Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Dariusz Galasinski
Language: English
Street Date: October 19, 2017
TCIN: 52941508
UPC: 9781350005730
Item Number (DPCI): 248-50-0005
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