Bookmark and Share

Reflexiones en torno al suicidio: desestabilizando una construcción discursiva reduccionista

Reflections on suicide: destabilizing a reductionist discursive construction
[journal article]

Pujal i Llombart, Margot; Salles, M. del Mar Velasco

fulltextDownloadDownload full text

(104 KByte)

Citation Suggestion

Please use the following Persistent Identifier (PID) to cite this document:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-64580

Further Details
Abstract This article questions the practices by which suicide is understood, which are inscribed primarily in the positivist camp of Psychiatry & Sociology from a Psychosocial point of view. We problematize the conventional notion of suicide by introducing subjectivity as an analytical & political category, & focusing on the processes of subjectivation, from a Foucauldian perspective. The incorporation of the social dimension into the study of suicide, through the inclusion of its subjective & intersubjective dimensions, provides concepts that permit the reworking of questions about suicide. The new elements we introduce offer, we claim, a reconceptualisation of the conditions out of which people's capacity of action emerges. This kind of analysis can be extended to cover the different ways in which the death of mundane efforts (& desires) in daily life may be brought about.
Classification General Sociology, Basic Research, General Concepts and History of Sociology, Sociological Theories; Social Psychology; Psychological Disorders, Mental Health Treatment and Prevention
Free Keywords Suicide; Theoretical Problems; Positivism; Subjectivity; Foucault, Michel; Intersubjectivity
Document language Spanish
Publication Year 2005
Page/Pages p. 133-147
Journal Athenea Digital: Revista de Pensamiento e Investigacion Social (2005) 7
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications