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dc.contributor.authorMcKay, Kathrynen
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-28T11:51:00Z
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.citationMonsters and the Monstrous, 2(1), p. 41-46en
dc.identifier.issn1756-770Xen
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12182en
dc.description.abstractSuicide has long been constructed as a monstrous death within many societies. Its very existence challenges the social norms the majority of people presume to be acceptable; it leaves behind people questioning the reasons behind the choice. In this way, those who choose suicide have also been branded monsters - the most common of which is the belief that ghosts can arise from these deaths. Traditional Chinese stories of female suicide-related ghosts seemed to follow a distinct narrative trope involving rational, heroic men and irrational, villainous women. The ways in which stories of hungry ghosts were told speaks to the ways in which female suicide was understood and rationalised within traditional Chinese society. It also provides a demonstration of suicide prevention based within supernatural encounters. While the seriousness in which these stories were held is uncertain, they remain a colourful and potent source of suicide story-telling. By seeking to understand this mythology, we also begin to better understand the stigma and stereotypes that continue to attach to female suicide in modern rural China.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherInter-Disciplinary Pressen
dc.relation.ispartofMonsters and the Monstrousen
dc.titleHungry, Angry Ghosts: A Construction of Female Suicide in Traditional Chinaen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.subject.keywordsHealth Promotionen
dc.subject.keywordsRural Sociologyen
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Changeen
local.contributor.firstnameKathrynen
local.subject.for2008111712 Health Promotionen
local.subject.for2008160805 Social Changeen
local.subject.for2008160804 Rural Sociologyen
local.subject.seo2008920506 Rural Healthen
local.subject.seo2008920507 Womens Healthen
local.subject.seo2008920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)en
local.profile.schoolSchool of Rural Medicineen
local.profile.emailkmckay8@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20130228-104228en
local.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen
local.identifier.runningnumberSpecial Issue: Monstrous Memoryen
local.format.startpage41en
local.format.endpage46en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume2en
local.identifier.issue1en
local.title.subtitleA Construction of Female Suicide in Traditional Chinaen
local.contributor.lastnameMcKayen
dc.identifier.staffune-id:kmckay8en
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:12388en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleHungry, Angry Ghostsen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
local.relation.urlhttp://monstersjournal.net/volumes/volume-2-number-1/en
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local.search.authorMcKay, Kathrynen
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local.year.published2012en
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