Suicide

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  • Suicide
    • use stats
      • pos, auant, struct, corr (cause & effect)
      • Durkheim
        • indiv act of suic = caused by soc factors
          • trends bet diff soc's
        • model
        • low
          • Cath - strong sense of integ - if commit = hell
          • married & periods of stability
        • high
          • instab= chaos
          • protestants - individualised
      • support for Durkheim
        • Sainsbury - lot of suicide people in indiv careers
        • Stengel (high) - widowed, single, eco crisis, high standard of living
        • men = uncertainty - soft or matcho? - don't know how to express selves
          • w/c punch wall - m/c suicide
      • EVAL
        • official stats, correlations = don't get to meaning of suicide, onbly see trend
        • model is simplisitic - may be > types of suicide
    • don't use stats
      • interp, qual, social construct (subj), sel pol (those who create stats)
      • Douglas
        • need to look @ meanings of suicide - can't treat them all the same - e.g. self hate/ test of love
          • fellow feeling & revenge
            • want to hurt others
          • transformation of self & soul
            • personal
      • Baechler
        • ELOA
          • escapist - want to wescape life
          • Ludic - risk takers
          • Oblative - sacrifice/ join lover in afterlife
          • Aggressive - want to harm someone
            • want to hurt others
      • Atkinson
        • coroners - have stereo (like sel pol) - look for clues - soc const of reality
      • Support
        • Hendricks & Epstein - was murder/ suicide? e.g. poison
        • Sacks
          • listened to phone calls of Samaritans who were listening to potential suicides
            • he unravelled their prejudices
      • EVAL
        • how a death is classified is dependent on the coroners interpretation

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