In an original and provocative study of suicide, Ian Marsh examines the historical and cultural forces that have influenced contemporary thought, practices and policy in relation to this serious public health problem. Drawing on the work of French philosopher Michel Foucault, the book tells the story of how suicide has come to be seen as first and foremost a matter of psychiatric concern. Marsh sets out to challenge the assumptions and certainties embedded in our beliefs, attitudes and practices concerning suicide and the suicidal, and the resulting account unsettles and informs in equal measure. The book will be of particular interest to researchers, professionals and students in psychology, history, sociology and the health sciences.Table of Contents ContentsPart I. Introduction and Analytic Strategy: 1. Introduction2. Analytic strategyPart II. The Present: 3. Mapping a contemporary 'Regime of Truth' in relation to suicide4. Problematising a contemporary 'Regime of Truth' in relation to suicidePart III. A History of the Present: 5. Self-accomplished deaths at other times and in other places: the contingency of contemporary truths in relation to suicide6. Conditions of possibility for the formation of medical truths of suicide, 1641–18217. Suicide as internal, pathological and medical, Esquirol 18218. The production, dissemination and circulation of medical truths in relation to suicide, 1821–19009. Managing the problem of the suicidal patient: containment, constant watching and restraint10. Towards the 'normatively monolithic' – 'psy' discourse and suicide: 1897–198111. The discursive formation of the suicidal subject: Sarah Kane and 4.48 Psychosis, 2000Part IV. Summary and Conclusions: 12. Summary and conclusionsReferencesIndex.
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Titolo: Suicide - Foucault, History and Truth
Editore: Cambridge University Press
Finitura: Copertina rigida
Misure: 15x22 cm