On Suicide

Author: Emile Durkheim

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014191534X

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

View: 4661

Emile Durkheim's On Suicide (1897) was a groundbreaking book in the field of sociology. Traditionally, suicide was thought to be a matter of purely individual despair but Durkheim recognized that the phenomenon had a social dimension. He believed that if anything can explain how individuals relate to society, then it is suicide: Why does it happen? What goes wrong? Why do certain social, religious or racial groups have higher incidences of suicide than others? As Durkheim explored these questions he became convinced that abnormally high or low levels of social integration lead to an increased likelihood of suicide. On Suicide was the result of his extensive research. Divided into three parts - individual reasons for suicide, social forms of suicide and the relation of suicide to society as a whole - Durkheim's revelations have fascinated, challenged and informed readers for over a century.

Revolutionary Suicide

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Author: Huey P. Newton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110114047X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 6712

The searing, visionary memoir of founding Black Panther Huey P. Newton, in a dazzling graphic package Eloquently tracing the birth of a revolutionary, Huey P. Newton's famous and oft-quoted autobiography is as much a manifesto as a portrait of the inner circle of America's Black Panther Party, which is recognizing its 50th anniversary in October 2016. From Newton's impoverished childhood on the streets of Oakland to his adolescence and struggles with the system, from his role in the Black Panthers to his solitary confinement in the Alameda County Jail, Revolutionary Suicide is smart, unrepentant, and thought-provoking in its portrayal of inspired radicalism. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Über Selbstmord / Über die Unsterblichkeit der Seele

Author: David Hume

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3861991357

Category: Philosophy

Page: 28

View: 4110

David Hume: Über Selbstmord / Über die Unsterblichkeit der Seele Über Selbstmord: Der bereits 1757 gedruckte Aufsatz wurde (ebenso wie die Abhandlung »Über die Unsterblichkeit der Seele«) noch vor der Auslieferung auf Humes Wunsch unterdrückt. Erste Veröffentlichung (postum) in: David Hume: Five Dissertations. London 1777. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung durch Friedrich Paulsen von 1877. Über die Unsterblichkeit der Seele: Der bereits 1757 gedruckte Aufsatz wurde (ebenso wie die Abhandlung »Über Selbstmord«) noch vor der Auslieferung auf Humes Wunsch unterdrückt. Erste Veröffentlichung (postum) in: David Hume: Five Dissertations. London 1777. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung durch Friedrich Paulsen von 1877. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: David Hume: Dialoge über natürliche Religion. Über Selbstmord und Unsterblichkeit der Seele. Ins Deutsche übersetzt und mit einer Einleitung versehen von Friedrich Paulsen, 3. Auflage, Leipzig: Felix Meiner, 1905 (Philosophische Bibliothek, Bd. 36). Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Paul Klee, Vor dem Blitz, 1923. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 12 pt.

The Meek One

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141397497

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

View: 6567

'I could see that she was still terribly afraid, but I didn't soften anything; instead, seeing that she was afraid I deliberately intensified it.' Based on a St Petersburg news report, Dostoyevsky's searing tale of a man who drives his wife to suicide.

Suicide Movies

Social Patterns 1900-2009

Author: Steven Stack,Barbara Bowman

Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing

ISBN: 1616763906

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

View: 2748

How is suicide portrayed in the cinema and what does it mean for suicide prevention? The first-ever comprehensive study of film suicide analyzes more than 1,500 film suicides. The portrayal of suicide in cinema can impact public understanding and effective prevention of suicide. This book presents the first-ever comprehensive analysis of how suicide has been portrayed in films over 110 years, based on a thorough evaluation of more than 1,500 film suicides – 1,377 in American films, 135 in British films. One striking finding is that while the research literature generally attributes suicide to individual psychiatric or mental health issues, cinema and film solidly endorse more social causes. In a compelling blend of social science and humanities approaches, the authors use quantitative methods, as well as the voices of scriptwriters, directors, actors, and actresses, dozens of illustrative frame-grabs, and numerous case examples to answer core questions such as: Are we guilty of over-neglecting social factors in suicide prevention and research? Do cinematic portrayals distort or accurately reflect the nature of suicide in the real world? Has film presentation of suicide changed over 110 years? What are the literary roots of cinema portrayals? This unique book makes fascinating reading for all concerned with suicide prevention, as well as areas such as sociology, film and media studies, and mass communication.

Über den Freitod / Über die Unsterblichkeit der Seele

Zwei Essays. [Was bedeutet das alles?]

Author: David Hume

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 3159613321

Category: Philosophy

Page: 64

View: 8927

Warum soll der Freitod gegen Gottes Gesetz verstoßen, da er in der Welt geschieht und doch kein "erschaffenes Wesen ... die Ordnung der Welt stören" kann? Und wie soll die Seele unsterblich sein, wo doch "alles zwischen Seele und Körper gemeinsam" ist, also "die Existenz des einen von der Existenz des anderen" abhängt? Zwei scharfsinnige, ja ketzerische Beiträge des schottischen Philosophen zu existentiellen Fragen.

Sermons on Suicide

Author: James T. Clemons

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664250713

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 5561

Sermons on Suicide offers a variety of biblical texts, interpretations, literary references, medical insights, current statistics, personal illustrations, and practical suggestions by over a dozen preachers to help clergy deal with the challenging and important subject of suicide. This collection of sermons, from a broad spectrum of religious and theological perspectives, demonstrates that suicide, for all its complexity and all its negativism, can be treated in a positive, straight-forward manner. Ministers from all religious groups will gain valuable insight from this informative resource, which serves as an excellent model for those who preach on suicide. It will also benefit anyone wanting to learn more about what religious leaders have thought, preached, and advocated over the centuries.

The Search for Meaning in Film and Television

Disenchantment at the Turn of the Millennium

Author: M. Maloney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113749929X

Category: Social Science

Page: 185

View: 1939

This book is concerned with the difficulties faced by modern Westerners in their search for a meaningful life. It sheds light on this enduring cultural dilemma through a close reading of four popular film and television narratives.

Ich werde immer da sein, wo du auch bist

Author: Nina LaCour

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104007683

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3689

Abschied und Neuanfang Das Tagebuch der besten Freundin ist tabu. Es sei denn, die Freundin hat sich das Leben genommen und das Büchlein unter deinem Bett versteckt. Dann musst du es lesen. Verstörend, hoffnungsleer und voller Sehnsucht – ein Abschied in Skizzen und kurzen Briefen. Ein Abschied vom Leben. Du bleibst allein zurück, allein mit deiner Trauer und dem Unverständnis für die Entscheidung deiner Freundin. Doch du hättest sie nicht retten können. Und du kannst lernen, wieder nach vorn zu sehen. So wie Caitlin.

Essays and Aphorisms

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141921757

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 6168

One of the greatest philosophers of the nineteenth century, Schopenhauer (1788-1860) believed that human action is determined not by reason but by 'will' - the blind and irrational desire for physical existence. This selection of his writings on religion, ethics, politics, women, suicide, books and many other themes is taken from Schopenhauer's last work, Parerga and Paralipomena, which he published in 1851. These pieces depict humanity as locked in a struggle beyond good and evil, and each individual absolutely free within a Godless world, in which art, morality and self-awareness are our only salvation. This innovative - and pessimistic - view has proved powerfully influential upon philosophy and art, directly affecting the work of Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Wagner among others.

Die Bienenhüterin

Roman

Author: Sue Monk Kidd

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641024730

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2518

Lilys Mutter ist vor zehn Jahren umgekommen. Ihr Vater herrscht wie ein grausamer Rachegott über die inzwischen 14-jährige. Eines Tages flieht Lily aus der bedrückenden Atmosphäre ihres Elternhauses, wandert über die staubigen Straßen der Südstaaten, um ein neues Zuhause zu finden. Sie begegnet wunderbaren Menschen, rettet mit Mut und Klugheit ein Leben und findet bei drei Frauen Unterschlupf, die, wie im Märchen, in großer Eintracht zusammenwohnen. Die drei Schwestern geben dem Mädchen alles, was es braucht: Liebe, Halt, und Geborgenheit. Sie nehmen Lily in ihre Familie auf und weihen sie in die Geheimnisse weiblichen Wissens ein. Lily lernt alles über die Bienenzucht. Sie erfährt, wer ihre Mutter, die sie so schmerzlich vermisst, wirklich war, und sie verliebt sich. Doch eines Tages steht ihr Vater am Gartentor ...

Eleanor Marx

A Life

Author: Rachel Holmes

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408843234

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 1059

Unrestrained by convention, lion-hearted and free, Eleanor Marx (1855-98) was an exceptional woman. Hers was the first English translation of Flaubert's Mme Bovary. She pioneered the theatre of Henrik Ibsen. She was the first woman to lead the British dock workers' and gas workers' trades unions. For years she worked tirelessly for her father, Karl Marx, as personal secretary and researcher. Later she edited many of his key political works, and laid the foundations for his biography. But foremost among her achievements was her pioneering feminism. For her, sexual equality was a necessary precondition for a just society. Drawing strength from her family and their wide circle, including Friedrich Engels and Wilhelm Liebknecht, Eleanor Marx set out into the world to make a difference ? her favourite motto: 'Go ahead!' With her closest friends - among them, Olive Schreiner, Havelock Ellis, George Bernard Shaw, Will Thorne and William Morris - she was at the epicentre of British socialism. She was also the only Marx to claim her Jewishness. But her life contained a deep sadness: she loved a faithless and dishonest man, the academic, actor and would-be playwright Edward Aveling. Yet despite the unhappiness he brought her, Eleanor Marx never wavered in her political life, ceaselessly campaigning and organising until her untimely end, which ? with its letters, legacies, secrets and hidden paternity ? reads in part like a novel by Wilkie Collins, and in part like the modern tragedy it was. Rachel Holmes has gone back to original sources to tell the story of the woman who did more than any other to transform British politics in the nineteenth century, who was unafraid to live her contradictions.

Ziemlich gute Gründe, am Leben zu bleiben

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423429135

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9469

Authentisch und anrührend Ein Buch, das es eigentlich gar nicht geben dürfte. Denn mit 24 Jahren wird Matt Haig von einer lebensbedrohlichen Krankheit überfallen, von der er bis dahin kaum etwas wusste: einer Depression. Es geschieht auf eine physisch dramatische Art und Weise, die ihn buchstäblich an den Abgrund bringt. Dieses Buch beschreibt, wie er allmählich die zerstörerische Krankheit besiegt und ins Leben zurückfindet. Eine bewegende, witzige und mitreißende Hymne an das Leben und das Menschsein – ebenso unterhaltsam wie berührend.

On Murder, Mourning and Melancholia

Author: Sigmund Freud

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014191551X

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 4945

These works were written against a background of war and racism. Freud sought the sources of conflict in the deepest memories of humankind, finding clear continuities between our 'primitive' past and 'civilized' modernity. In Totem and Taboo he explores institutions of tribal life, tracing analogies between the rites of hunter-gatherers and the obsessions of urban-dwellers, while Mourning and Melancholia sees a similarly self-destructive savagery underlying individual life in the modern age, which issues at times in self-harm and suicide. And Freud's extraordinary letter to Einstein, Why War? - rejecting what he saw as the physicist's naïve pacifism - sums up his unsparing view of history in a few profoundly pessimistic, yet grimly persuasive pages.