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Individualistic Approaches to Suicide

  • Steve Taylor
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Part of the Contemporary Social Theory book series (CONTSTHE)

Abstract

In Part II it was argued that official suicide rates do not provide a source of data which is suitable for the sort of suicide research typically undertaken by sociologists. In the quest for alternative approaches this chapter, under the rather arbitrary label of individualistic approaches, examines first, some avenues explored by more ‘psychologically orientated’ students and second, some studies by those who favour more ‘interpretative’ methodologies.

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