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Title: Suicidal behaviours in rural and remote areas in Australia: A review
Contributor(s): McKay, Kathryn  (author); Milner, Allison (author); Kolves, Kairi (author); De Leo, Diego (author)
Publication Date: 2012
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Australian social identity was traditionally grounded within its agricultural heritage. The 'farmer', be he primarily concerned with crops or livestock, not only provided the lynchpin of Australia's economy but his lifestyle also framed the ideals of masculinity which consequently became entrenched within Australia's culture. However, Australia's social identity has changed along with its economic reliance upon the farming industry and rural sector. The rural lifestyle, so idealised within Australian popular culture, is now increasingly marginalised in a country where the three-quarters of the population live in metropolitan areas (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2006a), even though the majority of land is considered to be 'rural' (see also Alston, 2010). The once idealised rural lifestyle is also proving to be less ideal for those actually living it.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Grant Details: ARC/LP0562078
Source of Publication: Suicide in Rural and Remote Areas of Australia, p. 7-18
Publisher: Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (ASPAC)
Place of Publication: Mt Gravatt, Australia
ISBN: 9780958088237
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 111714 Mental Health
111712 Health Promotion
160804 Rural Sociology
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 420313 Mental health services
420603 Health promotion
441003 Rural sociology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920209 Mental Health Services
920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
920410 Mental Health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200305 Mental health services
200407 Health status (incl. wellbeing)
200409 Mental health
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Editor: Editor(s): Kairi Kolves, Allison Milner, Kathy McKay & Diego De Leo
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