Suicide Social Dramas

The social meaning and impact of such suicidal actions in public places should be seen as forms of authored public meanings, their performativity and agency assuring the embodied nature of their social drama. Places and modes of suicide ...

Suicide Social Dramas

Through an ethnohistorical chronicling of the emotionally-laden treatment of selected suicide media-events, this book offers a neo-Durkheimean account of suicide, addressing its social-moral threat and the ensuing need to gloss over its unsettling incomprehensibility. An analysis of the social dramas, cultural performances, and suicide talk aired in the Israeli public sphere, it suggests that such public glossing practices atone for and bring about the symbolic rectification of the socially detrimental effects of suicide. Drawing on Durkheim’s thought on the social significance of suicide and the sacred cohesive power of society’s self-representations through rituals and commemorations, the authors revamp the contemporary pertinence of these cultural devices, showing how, in the process of reconstituting and redressing the disrupted order, suicide talk constitutes a revival mechanism of communal ‘life giving’. A rekindling of the Durkheimian approach to suicide that examines how society deals with suicide’s shattering of normative we-feelings, Suicide Social Dramas: Moral Breakdowns in the Israeli Public Sphere will appeal to scholars and students of sociology and anthropology with interests in social theory, Israel studies, suicide studies, and the interpretation of societal and cultural processes.

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Suicide Social Dramas
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Haim Hazan, Raquel Romberg
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-16 - Publisher: Routledge

Through an ethnohistorical chronicling of the emotionally-laden treatment of selected suicide media-events, this book offers a neo-Durkheimean account of suicide, addressing its social-moral threat and the ensuing need to gloss over its unsettling incomprehensibility. An analysis of the social dramas, cultural performances, and suicide talk aired in the Israeli public
Suicide Social Dramas
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Haim Hazan, Raquel Romberg
Categories: Shame
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher: Routledge

Through an ethnohistorical chronicling of the emotionally-laden treatment of selected suicide media-events, this book offers a neo-Durkheimian account of suicide, addressing its social-moral threat and the ensuing need to gloss over its unsettling incomprehensibility. An analysis of the social dramas, cultural performances, and suicide talk aired in the Israeli public
Suicide Social Dramas
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Haim Hazan, Raquel Romberg
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher: Routledge

"Through an ethnohistorical chronicling of the emotionally-laden treatment of selected suicide media-events, this book offers a neo-Durkheimian account of suicide, addressing its social-moral threat and the ensuing need to gloss over its unsettling incomprehensibility. An analysis of the social dramas, cultural performances, and suicide talk aired in the Israeli public
Suicide Social Dramas
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Haim Hazan, Raquel Romberg
Categories: Shame
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher:

"Through an ethnohistorical chronicling of the emotionally-laden treatment of selected suicide media-events, this book offers a neo-Durkheimian account of suicide, addressing its social-moral threat and the ensuing need to gloss over its unsettling incomprehensibility. An analysis of the social dramas, cultural performances, and suicide talk aired in the Israeli public
Internet Dating
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Chris Beasley, Mary Holmes
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-17 - Publisher: Routledge

Internet Dating deals primarily with the experiences of UK and Australian daters, examining their online accounts to see what kinds of narratives, norms, emotions and ‘chemistry’ shape their dating. Has the emergence and growth of internet dating changed the dating landscape for the better? Most commentators, popular and academic, ask