9781904148159

Cultivating Suicide? : Destruction of Self in a Changing Ireland

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    9781904148159

  • ISBN10:

    1904148158

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-08-01
  • Publisher: Dufour Editions

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Summary

"This book looks at the issue of youth suicide in the Irish context. It takes a specifically cultural approach - as opposed to psychological or medical - by addressing three fundamental question: "Why has there been an increase in suicide in Ireland in recent years?": "What changes has Ireland seen that might explain why it has a higher rate of suicide than in other countries?": and "Why is it that young Irish men experience the highest risk of suicide?" The authors attempt to answer these questions by examining how suicide is related to issues of culture, societal change, age and gender. In particular, young men and trying to cope with a double layer of change alongside the deep personal transformations of adolescence, they must adjust to living in a profoundly altered society." "The book concludes with a summary of the factors which might lead to suicide, proposes a new, culture-based model, and discusses how their analysis might inform current suicide prevention programmes, offering specific suggestions on how they could be strengthened."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Anthony Clare is a Consultant Psychiatrist at St Patrick's Hospital, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry in Trinity College Dublin and Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Royal College of Physicians Ireland and Royal College of Physicians (UK). Malcolm MacLachlan is Associate Professor of Psychology and a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin and the Psychological Society of Ireland.

Table of Contents

About the Authors vii
Acknowledgements viii
Series Introduction ix
What is Suicide?
1(14)
A Brief History of Suicide
6(4)
Defining Suicide
10(5)
Irish Suicide
15(14)
Language, Mythology and Folklore
15(4)
The Unconfessed Sin and Fasting upon the Enemy
19(3)
Suicide in Contemporary Ireland
22(7)
Why Culture?
29(28)
African American Culture
32(1)
Native American Culture
33(6)
Aotearoa's Maori Culture
39(1)
The Functions of Culture
40(5)
When Cultures Change
45(3)
``Celtic Tiger'' Acculturation
48(3)
Anomie
51(6)
Why Youth?
57(15)
A Newly Created Life-stage
57(3)
Adolescence as Pathology?
60(1)
Childhood Suicide
61(6)
Adolescent Suicide
67(5)
Youth Culture
72

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