Papers on Critical Suicidology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.