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.
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- Demjén Zsófia Zsófia Demjén (eds.): Applying Linguistics in Illness and Healthcare Contexts. Contemporary Studies in Linguistics, 2020, Bloomsbury Publishing, 379 p., ISBN 978-1-3500-5765-4. DOI:10.5040/9781350057685 opening in a new tab
- DOI:10.5040/9781350057685.0023 opening in a new tab
- https://www.bloomsburycollections.com/book/applying-linguistics-in-illness-and-healthcare-contexts-contemporary-studies-in-linguistics/ch13-a-moment-outside-time-a-critical-discourse-analytic-perspective-on-dominant-constructions-of-suicide opening in a new tab
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