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Suicide in Palestine : narratives of despair

Author: Nadia Taysir Dabbagh
Publisher: Northampton, MA : Olive Branch Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"The book aims to foster and understanding of suicide in the Islamic world more generally, looking at current and historical attitudes to death and self-killing in Islamic and Arab thought. The distinction between suicide and martyrdom is explored in detail, as are current perceptions of these phenomena in the Muslim world."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nadia Taysir Dabbagh
ISBN: 9781566566032 1566566037
OCLC Number: 60350802
Description: xii, 265 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Map : Palestinian loss of land, 1946-99 --
Four cartoons / Naji Al-Ali --
1. Introduction --
2. Suicide in context --
3. Death and self-killing in Arab thought : suicide and martyrdom --
4. Ramallah and the phenomenon of suicide in late 1990s Palestine --
5. Social construction of Palestine suicide statistics --
6. Female cases --
7. Male cases --
8. Expressions of distress --
9. Summing up.
Responsibility: Nadia Taysir Dabbagh.

Abstract:

"The book aims to foster and understanding of suicide in the Islamic world more generally, looking at current and historical attitudes to death and self-killing in Islamic and Arab thought. The distinction between suicide and martyrdom is explored in detail, as are current perceptions of these phenomena in the Muslim world."--Jacket.

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