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The Resource Suicide and the body politic in Imperial Russia, Susan K. Morrissey

Suicide and the body politic in Imperial Russia, Susan K. Morrissey

Label
Suicide and the body politic in Imperial Russia
Title
Suicide and the body politic in Imperial Russia
Statement of responsibility
Susan K. Morrissey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In early twentieth-century Russia, suicide became a public act and a social phenomenon of exceptional scale, a disquieting emblem of Russia's encounter with modernity. This 2007 book draws on an extensive range of sources, from judicial records to the popular press, to examine the forms, meanings, and regulation of suicide from the seventeenth century to 1914, placing developments into a pan-European context. It argues against narratives of secularization that read the history of suicide as a trajectory from sin to insanity, crime to social problem, and instead focuses upon the cultural politics of self-destruction. Suicide - the act, the body, the socio-medical problem - became the site on which diverse authorities were established and contested, not just the priest or the doctor but also the sovereign, the public, and the individual. This panoramic history of modern Russia, told through the prism of suicide, rethinks the interaction between cultural forms, individual agency, and systems of governance
Member of
Cataloging source
MT4IT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morrissey, Susan K.
Dewey number
362.28094709041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6548.R9
LC item number
M67 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2007 D-102
  • HV 6548.R9
NLM item number
M883s 2006
Series statement
Cambridge social and cultural histories
Series volume
9
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suicide
  • Suicide
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Suicide
  • Russia (Pre-1917)
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Social conditions
  • Suicide
  • Suicide
  • Russia
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Selbstmord
  • Russland
Label
Suicide and the body politic in Imperial Russia, Susan K. Morrissey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 354-372) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Public order and its malcontents -- Victims of their own will -- Virtue and vice in an age of Enlightenment -- The regulation of suicide -- Punishing the body, cleansing the conscience -- Policing and paternalism -- Arbiters of the self: the suicide note -- Part II. Disease of the century -- Sciences of suicide -- Crime, disease, sin: disputed judgments -- A ray of light in the kingdom of darkness -- Part III. Political theology and moral epidemics -- Freedom, death, and the sacred -- Children of the twentieth century
Control code
252531873
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 384 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511257124
Lccn
2007295321
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
70985
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252531873
Label
Suicide and the body politic in Imperial Russia, Susan K. Morrissey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 354-372) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Public order and its malcontents -- Victims of their own will -- Virtue and vice in an age of Enlightenment -- The regulation of suicide -- Punishing the body, cleansing the conscience -- Policing and paternalism -- Arbiters of the self: the suicide note -- Part II. Disease of the century -- Sciences of suicide -- Crime, disease, sin: disputed judgments -- A ray of light in the kingdom of darkness -- Part III. Political theology and moral epidemics -- Freedom, death, and the sacred -- Children of the twentieth century
Control code
252531873
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 384 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511257124
Lccn
2007295321
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
70985
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252531873

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