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Intention without Act

Alexander Murray

in Suicide in the Middle Ages: Volume ii: The Curse on Self-Murder

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207313
eISBN:
9780191677625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207313.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

This chapter examines how medieval customary and written law reacted, not to completed suicide but to mere attempts at it. The enquiry focuses on three questions. First, how far did reactions to ... More


Explaining the Rise in Youth Suicide

M. Cutler David, L. Glaeser Edward, and E. Norberg Karen

in Risky Behavior among Youths: An Economic Analysis

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310138
eISBN:
9780226309972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309972.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines some of the economic and social roots of youth suicide and suicide attempts. It presents two stories, the first reported by Rene Diekstra and the second witnessed by one of the ... More


Conclusion to Part 1

R. A. Houston

in Punishing the Dead?: Suicide, Lordship, and Community in Britain, 1500-1830

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199586424
eISBN:
9780191595356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586424.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This short chapter summarizes what punishing the dead and their survivors tells us about the nature of early modern punishment: it was retributive rather than rehabilitative. Showing the clear ... More


A Brief History

Luis H. Zayas

in Latinas Attempting Suicide: When Cultures, Families, and Daughters Collide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199734726
eISBN:
9780199894826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734726.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Chapter Two traces the evolution of a clinical curiosity, the apparent high rate of young Hispanic females who were brought to mental health services after a suicide attempt. From the earliest ... More


Nature and Scope of the Problem

Barry M. Wagner

in Suicidal Behavior in Children and Adolescents

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300112504
eISBN:
9780300156362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300112504.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses the nature and scope of the problem of suicide, suicide attempts, and suicidal ideation in children and adolescents. It reviews variation in incidence rates of completed and ... More


Latinas Attempting Suicide: When Cultures, Families, and Daughters Collide

Luis H. Zayas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199734726
eISBN:
9780199894826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734726.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Among teenage Latinas in the United States, suicide attempts occur at alarming rates, sometimes twice as high as other youth. For decades clinicians in mostly urban centers with large Hispanic ... More


Explanations

Luis H. Zayas

in Latinas Attempting Suicide: When Cultures, Families, and Daughters Collide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199734726
eISBN:
9780199894826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734726.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Chapter Seven describes in the girls’ own words, and in the words of their parents, the backdrop for the suicide attempts. The chapter traces family dysfunctions and trauma in the girls’ lives that ... More


How Guns Matter

Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig

in Gun Violence: The Real Costs

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195153842
eISBN:
9780199849208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153842.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses that the greater use of guns makes the problem of violence worse in America because guns are more lethal than the other weapons typically used in assaults and suicide attempts. ... More


Conrad’s Truancy

JOHN BATCHELOR

in The Art of Literary Biography

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182894
eISBN:
9780191673917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182894.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Joseph Conrad shot himself through the chest in Marseilles; later he represented this injury as the result of a duel and his earlier biographers took him at his word and reiterated the duel story. He ... More


Inconsolable

Jeffrey Spivak

in Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126432
eISBN:
9780813135663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Cinderella Jones and Rhapsody in Blue didn'pay off. Newspapers reported the demise of Buzz's fifth marriage. If Buzz courted the idea of remarriage, the timing couldn't have been worse. Gertrude was ... More


Professional Writer

Barbara Lounsberry

in Becoming Virginia Woolf: Her Early Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049915
eISBN:
9780813050379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049915.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Woolf’s almost-daily diary in 1905 documents, nearly to exclusion of all else, her emergence as a professional writer. Following a nervous breakdown (and suicide attempt) in May 1904, Virginia ... More


Reaching Their Majority

Alan K. Rode

in Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173917
eISBN:
9780813174808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173917.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Curtiz was assigned to finishBlackwell’s Island.This was followed by his direction of Sons of Liberty, a patriotic short championed by the brothers Warner.The film won an Oscar for Best Short ... More


. Slavery and Family Life

Gloria García Rodríguez

in Voices of the Enslaved in Nineteenth-Century Cuba: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832189
eISBN:
9781469602660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877678_garcia_rodriguez.9
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter presents excerpts from the proceedings against Ildefonso Carabali, a slave owned by Don Diego Francisco de Unzaga, for attempted suicide. A female neighbor complained that the slave ... More


Schumann

Eric Jensen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737352
eISBN:
9780190268145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737352.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Robert Schumann is one of the most intriguing, and enigmatic, composers of the nineteenth century. Extraordinarily gifted in both music and literature, many of his compositions were inspired by ... More


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