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dc.contributor.authorMcKay, Kathrynen
dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diegoen
local.source.editorEditor(s): Kathy McKay and Jann E Schlimmeen
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-06T14:56:00Z
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.citationMaking Sense of Suicide, p. 69-78en
dc.identifier.isbn9781848880689en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/15627en
dc.description.abstractTraditionally, suicides performed for reasons of love have been largely romanticised and more likely forgiven. This chapter compares the ways in which love, sex and suicide have been inscribed on female bodies in historical and modern times. Love suicides have predominantly concerned heterosexual love; the woman inspires the emotions, the man acts upon his desires. Consequently, religious and social theorists have warned about the dangers of love and the corresponding dangers of women. Without love, men were strong and certain, society ran smoothly. If men were made vulnerable when they loved a woman, women needed to be chaste and distant so as to become unlovable. They could not tempt men into desire; they could not positively react to male desire. This interplay between desire and denial has become a dangerous game for young women in the modern world illustrated by two teenage suicides in America. Love has been replaced with sex in meaning and in action. These suicides are not romanticised. Women have become vulnerable in a balance between shame and honour, reputation and reality. Socially-perceived goodness is considered to protect women from suicide - it appears that to lose one's goodness is to lose one's claim on life.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherInter-Disciplinary Pressen
dc.relation.ispartofMaking Sense of Suicideen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProbing the Boundariesen
dc.relation.isversionof1en
dc.titlePassionate Inscription: Love in the Performance of Suicideen
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Changeen
dc.subject.keywordsHealth Promotionen
dc.subject.keywordsMental Healthen
local.contributor.firstnameKathrynen
local.contributor.firstnameDiegoen
local.subject.for2008160805 Social Changeen
local.subject.for2008111714 Mental Healthen
local.subject.for2008111712 Health Promotionen
local.subject.seo2008920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)en
local.subject.seo2008920410 Mental Healthen
local.subject.seo2008920507 Womens Healthen
local.identifier.epublicationsvtls086700472en
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-20140728-10068en
local.publisher.placeOxford, United Kingdomen
local.identifier.totalchapters15en
local.format.startpage69en
local.format.endpage78en
local.title.subtitleLove in the Performance of Suicideen
local.contributor.lastnameMcKayen
local.contributor.lastnameDe Leoen
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dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitlePassionate Inscriptionen
local.output.categorydescriptionB1 Chapter in a Scholarly Booken
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local.search.authorMcKay, Kathrynen
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local.year.published2011en
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