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

Dariusz Galasiński , Justyna Ziółkowska

Abstract

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,,
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, Justyna Ziółkowska (Filia we Wrocławiu / Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu)
Justyna Ziółkowska,,
- Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu
Pages349-371
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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DOIDOI:10.5040/9781350057685.0023
URL 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
Languageen angielski
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