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Aboriginal Suicide Is Different - A Portrait of Life and Self-Destruction

£11.99

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This is a study of youth who have, or feel they have, no purpose in life - or who may be seeking freedom in death. It is a portrait of life, and of self-destruction, by young Aboriginal men and women.

To comprehend this relatively recent phenomenon, which occurs more outside than inside custody, one has to appreciate Aboriginal history - the effects of which contribute more to an understanding of suicide today than do psychological or medical theories about the victim. Aboriginal youth are suffering more from social than from mental disorder.

Adopting an historical and anthropological approach to suicide in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and New Zealand, this book documents rates of suicide that may well be the world's worst. It tries to glimpse the soul of the suicide rather than merely his or her contribution to our national statistics.

There is very slight shelf wear to the covers of the book. Otherwise, it is in excellent condition throughout.

Item details

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Tatz, Colin
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
10.5" by 8"
Edition:
First, 2001
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0855753714
ISBN-13:
9780855753719
Number of pages:
249
Publisher:
Aboriginal Studies Press
Title:
Aboriginal Suicide Is Different - A Portrait of Life and Self-Destruction

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This is a study of youth who have, or feel they have, no purpose in life - or who may be seeking freedom in death. It is a portrait of life, and of self-destruction, by young Aboriginal men and women.

To comprehend this relatively recent phenomenon, which occurs more outside than inside custody, one has to appreciate Aboriginal history - the effects of which contribute more to an understanding of suicide today than do psychological or medical theories about the victim. Aboriginal youth are suffering more from social than from mental disorder.

Adopting an historical and anthropological approach to suicide in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and New Zealand, this book documents rates of suicide that may well be the world's worst. It tries to glimpse the soul of the suicide rather than merely his or her contribution to our national statistics.

There is very slight shelf wear to the covers of the book. Otherwise, it is in excellent condition throughout.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Tatz, Colin
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
10.5" by 8"
Edition:
First, 2001
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0855753714
ISBN-13:
9780855753719
Number of pages:
249
Publisher:
Aboriginal Studies Press
Title:
Aboriginal Suicide Is Different - A Portrait of Life and Self-Destruction

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