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The Resource Suicide and the body politic in Imperial Russia, Susan K. Morrissey, (electronic resource)

Suicide and the body politic in Imperial Russia, Susan K. Morrissey, (electronic resource)

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Suicide and the body politic in Imperial Russia
Title
Suicide and the body politic in Imperial Russia
Statement of responsibility
Susan K. Morrissey
Title variation
Suicide & the Body Politic in Imperial Russia
Creator
Subject
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.--
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UkCbUP
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1963-
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Morrissey, Susan K.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge social and cultural histories
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
9
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  • Suicide
  • Suicide
  • Russia
Label
Suicide and the body politic in Imperial Russia, Susan K. Morrissey, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511496806
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
CR9780511496806
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 384 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521349581
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252531873
Label
Suicide and the body politic in Imperial Russia, Susan K. Morrissey, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511496806
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
CR9780511496806
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 384 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521349581
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252531873

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