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  • Barbagli, Marzio, 1938- author.
  • Suicide -- History.
  • Suicide -- Sociological aspects.
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    Farewell to the world : a history of suicide / Marzio Barbagli ; translated by Lucinda Byatt.
    by Barbagli, Marzio, 1938- author.
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    Cambridge, UK : Polity Press, 2015.
  • Suicide -- History.
  • Suicide -- Sociological aspects.
  • ISBN: 
    0745662455 (pbk.)
    9780745662459 (pbk.)
    xii, 408 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
    English edition.
    Part I. In the West -- The worst sin and the gravest crime -- The key to our prison -- Killing God, oneself and others -- When poverty does not protect -- Part II. In the East -- Before becoming a widow -- Making the strong and powerful tremble -- The body as a bomb -- Conclusions -- Appendix.
    Content Notes: 
    "First published in Italian as Congedarsi dal mondo : il suicidio in Occidente e in Oriente, Societa Editrice Il Mulino SPA, 2009"--Title page verso.
    Additional Author: 
    Byatt, Lucinda, translator.
    "In this comparative study, sociologist Marzio Barbagli examines suicide as a socio-cultural, religious, and political phenomenon, exploring the reasons that underlie it and the meanings it has acquired in different cultures throughout the world. Drawing on a body of research carried out by historians, anthropologists, sociologist, political scientists, and psychologists, Barbagli argues that a satisfactory theory of suicide cannot limit itself to the two causes highlighted by French sociologist Émile Durkheim--namely, social integration and regulatuion--but must rather provide a new account that links the motives for and significance attributed to individual actions with the people for and against whom individuals take their lives." -- From publisher description.
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
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