Discursive construction of fatherly suicide

Justyna Ziółkowska , Dariusz Galasiński


In this article we are interested in stories of sons and daughters about their fathers who completed suicide. The data come from 10 interviews with survivors of suicidal death of their fathers. Taking a constructionist view of discourse, we aim to analyse sons’ and daughters’ narratives in the context of two conflicting discourses of (positive) fatherhood and (negative) suicide. We shall show how they use the discursive strategies of distancing in the narratives about fathers’ suicide as a means of coping with the two conflicting discourses. And so, first, they avoid labelling the act as suicide, second, they avoid direct reference to the fact that it was their father who completed the act, third, they dilute the father’s responsibility for the act.
Author Justyna Ziółkowska (Filia we Wrocławiu / II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu)
Justyna Ziółkowska,,
- II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu
, Dariusz Galasiński
Dariusz Galasiński,,
Journal seriesCritical Discourse Studies, ISSN 1740-5904, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.8
Keywords in EnglishSuicide survivors, parental suicide, father, masculinity, mental health, discourse analysis
ASJC Classification3300 General Social Sciences
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17405904.2016.1250650
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.924; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.821 (2) - 2017=1.267 (5)
Citation count*6 (2021-02-26)
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