A moment outside time: A critical discourse analytic perspective on dominant constructions of suicide
Dariusz Galasiński , Justyna Ziółkowska
AbstractIn 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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