A moment outside time: A critical discourse analytic perspective on dominant constructions of suicide

Dariusz Galasiński , Justyna Ziółkowska


In this chapter, we focus on definitions of suicide as texts which construct the mainstream view of the suicidal act. In particular, we are interested in two aspects: first, we are interested in how suicide itself is constructed; second, we explore the constructions of those who take their lives. Our argument is twofold: first, suicide is constructed either through its resulting ‘condition’ – death – or as an event which ‘happens’ outside any social or political reality; second, we consequently argue that those who kill themselves are systematically backgrounded in the definitions.
Author Dariusz Galasiński
Dariusz Galasiński,,
, Justyna Ziółkowska (Filia we Wrocławiu / Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu)
Justyna Ziółkowska,,
- Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu
Publication size in sheets1.1
Book Demjén Zsófia (eds.): Applying Linguistics in Illness and Healthcare Contexts. Contemporary Studies in Linguistics, 2020, Bloomsbury Publishing, ISBN 978-1-3500-5765-4, [978-1-3500-5768-5 , 978-1-3500-5766-1], 379 p., DOI:10.5040/9781350057685
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Languageen angielski
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