Critical Suicide Studies Papers and Essays

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Ansloos, J. (2018). Rethinking Indigenous Suicide. IJIH, 13(2),8-28.

Ansloos, J., & Peltier, S. (2022). A question of justice: Critically researching suicide with Indigenous studies of affect, biosociality, and land-based relations. Health, 26(1), 100–119. 

Baril, A. (2017). The Somatechnologies of Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying Law: LGBTQ discourses on suicide and the injunction to live. Somatechnics, 7(2), 201-217.

Baril, A. (2018). Les personnes suicidaires peuvent-elles parler? Théoriser l’oppression suicidiste à partir d’un modèle socio-subjectif du handicap (Can the Suicidal Speak? Theorizing suicidist oppression through a socio-subjective model of disability). Criminologie, 51(2), 189-212.

Baril, A. (2020). ‘Fix society. Please.’ Suicidalité trans et modèles d’interprétation du suicide : repenser le suicide à partir des voix des personnes suicidaires (‘Fix Society. Please.’ Trans suicidality and models for understanding suicide: Rethinking suicide through the voices of suicidal people). Revue Frontières, 31(2).

Baril, A. (2020). Queeriser le geste suicidaire : penser le suicide avec Nelly Arcan (Queering the Act of Suicide: Thinking about suicide with Nelly Arcan). In I. Boisclair, G.P. Girard, and P.-L. Landry (Eds.), QuébeQueer: Le queer dans les productions littéraires, artistiques et médiatiques québécoises (pp. 325-341), Montréal: Presses de l’Université de Montréal.

Baril, A. (2020). Suicidism: A new theoretical framework to conceptualize suicide from an anti-oppressive perspective. DSQ: Disability Studies Quarterly, 40(3), Online.

Broz, L. (2015) ‘I, Too, Have a Dream … About Suicidology.’ Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 4 (7): 27-31.

Canetto, S.  S. (1992). Gender and suicide in the elderly.  Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 22, 80-97. Reprinted in A. A. Leenaars, J. McIntosh, R. Maris, & J. Richman (Eds.), Suicide and the older adult  (pp.  80-97).  New York: Guilford.

Canetto, S. S. (1992-1993).  She died for love and he for glory: Gender myths of suicidal behavior. Omega–Journal of Death and Dying, 26, 1-17.

Canetto, S. S. (1997). Meanings of gender and suicidal behavior during adolescence. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 27, 339-351. Reprinted in German in Forum der Kinder-und Jugenpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie, (2004) 1, 79-96.

Canetto, S. S. (2008). Women and suicidal behavior: A cultural analysis. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 78, 259-266.

Canetto, S. S. (2015). Suicidal behavior among Muslim women:  Patterns, pathways, meanings, and prevention.  Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 36, 447-458.

Canetto, S. S. (2017).  Suicide: Why are older men so vulnerable? Men and Masculinities, 20, 49-70.

Canetto, S. S. (2019). If physician-assisted suicide is the modern woman’s last powerful choice, why are White women its leading advocates and main users? Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 50, 39-50.

Canetto, S. S., & McIntosh, J. L. (2022). A comparison of physician-assisted/Death-with-Dignity-Act death and suicide patterns in older adult women and men. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 30, 211-220.

Canetto, S.  S., & Sakinofsky, I. (1998). The gender paradox in suicide.  Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 28, 1-23.

Cassady, C.M. (2016). ‘Exploring and articulating a critical suicidology: Suicidology’s Cultural Turn and Beyond.’ Medicine Anthropology Theory, 26 July. 

Cato, J. E., & Canetto, S. S. (2003). Attitudes and beliefs about suicidal behavior when coming out is the precipitant of the suicidal behavior. Sex Roles, 49 (9/10), 497-505. 

Chandler, A. (2019, in press). “Boys don’t cry? Critical phenomenology, self-harm and suicide.” The Sociological Review, pre-publication.

Chandler, A. (2019, in press). “Socioeconomic inequalities of suicide: Sociological and psychological intersections.” European Journal of Social Theory. Online first.

Chandler, A., et al. (2016). “General Practitioners’ Accounts of Patients Who Have Self-Harmed A Qualitative, Observational Study.” Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention 37: 42-50.

Cover, R. (2011). The Chasm & the Abyss: Queer Theory and the Socialities of Queer Youth Suicide. Interalia: Journal of Queer Studies 6: 1-22.

Cover, R. (2012). ‘Mediating Suicide: Print Journalism and the Categorisation of Queer Youth Suicide Discourses.’ Archives of Sexual Behavior 41(5): 1173–1183.

Cover, R. (2013). Queer Youth Resilience—Critiquing the Discourse of Hope and Hopelessness in LGBT Suicide Representation. M-C: Journal of Media and Culture. 16(5).

Cover, R. (2013). Conditions of Living: Queer Youth Suicide, Homonormative Tolerance and Relative Misery. Journal of LGBT Youth 10(4): 328-350.

Cover, R. (2016). ‘Suicides of the Marginalised: Cultural Approaches to Suicide, Relationality and Mobility.’ Cultural Studies Review 22(2): 90-113.

Cover, R. (2020). ‘Subjective Connectivity: Rethinking Loneliness, Isolation and Belonging in Discourses of Minority Youth Suicide.’ Social Epistemology 34(6): 566-576. 

Cover, R.(2021). ‘Gender and Sexual Diversity and Suicide on Australian Screens: Popular Culture, Representation and Health Pedagogies.’ The Journal of Popular Culture. 54(2): 365-387. 

Fitzpatrick, S. J. (2014). Stories worth telling: Moral experiences of suicidal behavior. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, 4(2), 147-160.

Fitzpatrick, S. J. (2015). Scientism as a social response to the problem of suicide. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 12(4), 613-622.

Fitzpatrick, S. J. (2016). Ethical and political implications of the turn to stories in suicide prevention. Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology, 23(3/4), 265-276.

Fitzpatrick, S. J., Hooker, C., & Kerridge, I. H. (2015). Suicidology as a social practice. Social Epistemology, 29(3), 303-322.

Fitzpatrick, S.J., & River, J. (2018). Beyond the medical model: Future directions for suicide intervention services. International Journal of Health Services, 48(1), 189-203.

Hjelmeland, H. (2016). A critical look at the current suicide research. In: J. White, I. Marsh, M. Kral & J. Morris (Eds.), Critical Suicidology: Re-Thinking Suicide Research and Prevention for the 21st Century, pp. 31-55. UBC Press.

Hjelmeland, H. (2010) Cultural research in suicidology: Challenges and opportunities. Suicidology Online, 1, 34-52.

Hjelmeland, H., Dieserud, G., Dyregrov, K., Knizek, B.L., Leenaars, A.A. (2012). Psychological autopsy studies as diagnostic tools: Are they methodologically flawed? Death Studies, 36, 605-626.

Hjelmeland, H., Jaworski, K., Knizek, B.L., Marsh, I. (2019). Problematic advice from suicide prevention experts. Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, 20(2), 79-85.

Hjelmeland H & Knizek BL (2010). Why we need qualitative research in suicidology. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 40(1), 74-80.

Hjelmeland, H. & Knizek, B.L. (2016). Time to change direction in suicide research. In: R. O’Connor & J. Pirkis (Eds.), The International Handbook of Suicide Prevention, 2nd edition, pp. 696-709. Chichester, UK; Wiley Blackwell.

Hjelmeland, H. & Knizek, B.L. (2016). Qualitative evidence in suicide. Findings from qualitative psychological autopsy studies. In: K. Olson, R. Young & I. Schultz (Eds.) Handbook of Qualitative Research for Evidence-Based Practice, pp. 355-371. Springer-Science.

Hjelmeland, H. & Knizek, B.L. (2017) Suicide and mental disorders: A discourse of politics, power, and vested interests. Death Studies,

Hjelmeland, H. & Knizek, B.L. (2019). The emperor’s new clothes? A critical look at the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide. Death Studies.  Online first.

Hjelmeland, H. & Knizek, B.L. (2019). Epistemological differences in the discussion of the interpersonal theory of suicide: A reply to the response. Death Studies

Jaworski, K. (2010). The author, agency and suicide. Social Identities, 16(5): 675-687.​

Jaworski, K. (2015). Suicide, agency and the limits of power. In Suicide and Agency: Anthropological Perspectives on Self-Destruction, Personhood and Power, eds. Broz, L., & D. Munster, (pp. 183-201). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Jaworski, K. (2016). Divorcing suicidology, ethically. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, 5(2): 18-25.

Jaworski, K., and Broz, L. (2013). Reframing the composite self and agency in suicide. In Searching for Words: Howe Can We Tell Our Stories of Suicide? eds, Kulp, M., Korteling, N. & K. McKay, (pp. 111-120). Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.

Jaworski, K., and Scott, D. G. (2016). Understanding the unfathomable in suicide: Poetry, absence and the corporeal Body. In Critical Suicidology: Transforming Suicide Research and Prevention for the 21stCentury, eds. White, J., Marsh, I., Kral, M., & J. Morris, (pp. 209-228). Vancouver, Canada: University of British Columbia Press.

Kaler, L. (2019). Rethinking the Study of College Student Suicide: Critical Suicidology and Higher Education. Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs 5(2): 53-66.

Kaler, L. (2021). Rethinking the Study of College Student Suicide: Critical Suicidology and Higher Education.  Doctoral Dissertation, University of Minnesota.

Klein, E. and Mills, C. (2017). Psy-Expertise, therapeutic culture and the politics of the personal in development. Third World Quarterly, 38(9), 1990-2008.

Kral, M.J. (1998). Suicide and the internalization of culture. Transcultural Psychiatry, 35, 221-233.

Kral, M.J. (1994). Suicide as social logic. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 24, 245-255.

Kral, M.J., & Idlout, L. (2016). Indigenous best practices: Community-based suicide prevention in Nunavut, Canada. In J. White, I Marsh, M.J. Kral, & J. Morris (Eds.), Critical suicidology: Transforming suicide research and prevention for the 21st century. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press.

Kral, M.J., & Idlout, L. (2009). Community wellness and social action in the Canadian Arctic: Colective agency as subjective well-being. In L.J. Kirmayer & G.G. Valaskakis (Eds.), Healing traditions: The mental health of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press.

Kral, M.J., Idlout, L., Minore, J.B., Dyck, R.J., & Kirmayer, L.J. (2011). Unikkaartuit: Meanings of well-being, unhappiness, health, and community change among Inuit in Nunavut, Canada. American Journal of Community Psychology, 48, 426-438.

Kral, M.J. & White, J. (2017). ‘Moving Toward a Critical Suicidology’. Ann Psychiatry Ment Health 5(2): 1099.

Kouri, S.  (2015). Nomad suicidology. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, 4(8), 66-75.

Kouri, S., & White, J. (2014). Thinking the other side of suicide: Engagements with living. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 5(1), 180-203.

Marsh, I. (2015) ‘Critical suicidology’: toward an inclusive, inventive and collaborative (post) suicidology. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, 4 (5). pp. 6-9.

Marsh, I. (2015) Critiquing contemporary suicidology. In: White, J., Kral, M., Morris, J. and Marsh, I., eds. Critical Suicidology: Transforming Suicide Research and Prevention for the 21st Century. Vancouver: UBC Press. pp. 15-30.

Marsh, I. (2014) Suicide: the hidden cost of the financial crisis. New Statesman.

Marsh, I. (2017) Historical phenomenology: understanding experiences of suicide and suicidality across time. In: Pompili, M. , ed. Phenomenology of Suicide. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 1-12.

Mills, C. (2018). ‘Dead people don’t claim’: a psychopolitical autopsy of UK austerity suicides. Critical Social Policy, 38(2), 302-322.

Münster, D. (2015). Farmers’ Suicides as Public Death: Politics, Agency and Statistics in a Suicide-Prone District (South India). Modern Asian Studies, 49(05), 1580–1605. doi:10.1017/S0026749X14000225

Münster, D. (2015). Farmers’ Suicide and the Moral Economy of Agriculture: Victimhood, Voice, and Agro-Environmental Responsibility in South India. In L. Broz & D. Münster (Eds.), Studies in Death, Materiality and the Origin of Time. Suicide and agency. Anthropological perspectives on self-destruction, personhood and power (pp. 105–125). Farnham, UK, Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Münster, D. (2012). Farmers’ suicides and the state in India: Conceptual and ethnographic notes from Wayanad, Kerala. Contributions to Indian Sociology, 46(1-2), 181–208. doi:10.1177/006996671104600208.

Münster, D., & Broz, L. (2015). The Anthropology of Suicide: Ethnography and the Tension of Agency. In L. Broz & D. Münster (Eds.), Studies in Death, Materiality and the Origin of Time. Suicide and agency. Anthropological perspectives on self-destruction, personhood and power (pp. 3–23). Farnham, UK, Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Shahtahmasebi, Said [editor in chief].  Dynamics of Human Health (DHH) [Journal]. ISSN 2382-1019.

Tack, S. (2019). The logic of life: thinking suicide through somatechnics. Australian Feminist Studies, 34(99), 46-59.

White, J. (2012). Youth suicide as a ‘wild problem:’ Implications for prevention practice. Suicidology Online, 3, 42-50.

White, J. (2015) Shaking up Suicidology. Social Epstemology 4(6), 1-4.

White, J. (2015). Qualitative evidence in suicide ideation, attempts, and prevention of suicide. In K. Olson, R. Young, & I. Schultz (Eds.). Handbook of qualitative health research for evidence-based practice (pp. 335-354). New York: Springer.

White, J. (2017). What can critical suicidology do? Death Studies.

White, J. (2019). Hello cruel world: Embracing a collective ethics for suicide prevention.   In M. Button & I. Marsh (Eds.). Suicide and social justice: New perspectives on the politics of suicide and suicide prevention (pp. 197-210).Routledge Press.

White, J. (2020). Suicidology is for cutting:  Epistemic injustice and decolonial critiques. Social Epistemology Reply Collective, 9 (5),75-81. 

White, J. & Kral, M. (2014).Re-thinking youth suicide: Language, culture and power. Journal of Social Action for Counseling and Psychology, 6(1), 122-142.

White, J. & Morris, J. (2010). Precarious spaces: Risk, responsibility and uncertainty in youth suicide prevention education. Social Science & Medicine, 71, 2187-2194.

White, J. & Morris, J. (2019). Re-thinking ethics and politics in suicide prevention: Bringing narrative ideas into dialogue with critical suicide studies. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, 3236

White, J. & Stoneman, L. (2012). Thinking and doing prevention: A critical analysis of contemporary youth crime and suicide prevention discourses. Child and Youth Services, 33, 104-126.

Zahl, P.-H., De Leo, D., Ekeberg, Ø., Hjelmeland, H., Dieserud, G. (2010). The relationship between sales of SSRIs, TCAs and suicide rates in the Nordic countries. BMC Psychiatry 10, 62.