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Suicide movies social patterns 1900 - 2009

Author: Steven Stack; Barbara Bowman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. Göttingen Toronto, Ontario Bern Hogrefe 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How is suicide portrayed in the cinema and what does it mean for suicide prevention? The first-ever comprehensive study of film suicide analyzes more than 1,500 film suicides.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Stack; Barbara Bowman
ISBN: 9780889373907 0889373906
OCLC Number: 767876037
Notes: Literaturangaben
Description: X, 298 S. Ill. 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments ... vi Preface... vii Part I: Introduction ... 1 Chapter 1: The Neglect of Social Patterns in Suicide ... 3 Chapter 2: Finding and Categorizing the Suicide Movies... 13 Part II: Individual Causes of Suicide in the Cinema... 29 Chapter 3: Traditional Psychiatric Motives for Suicide in Film ... 31 Chapter 4: The Psychopath and Suicide: A Nontraditional Psychiatric Factor... 57 Chapter 5: Physicality: Pain, Physical Illness, & Disability in Film Suicides... 79 Part III: The Social Causes of Suicide in the Cinema... 103 Chapter 6: Death of a Significant Other... 105 Chapter 7: Strain in Social Relationships: Relationship Breakdown... 131 Chapter 8: Economic Strain and Suicide in the Cinema ... 171 Chapter 9: Altruistic Suicide ... 197 Part IV: Cross-National Analysis and Conclusion... 225 Chapter 10: Globalization and the Causes of Suicide: Comparing British to American Films... 227 Chapter 11: Conclusions... 249 References... 277 Subject Index ... 285 Film Index... 293
Responsibility: Steven Stack and Barbara Bowman
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"As an original and comprehensive analysis ..., this book serves as a marvelous resource for those working with suicide prevention, cultural researches or anyone who loves film. ... Suicide is an Read more...

 
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