In less than 50 years, the rate of suicide among Sri Lankans has risen from a modest level to one of the highest in the world.
This article describes the current pattern of suicides, including sex differences and similarities, and reviews some of the institutional practices, material conditions, and social norms that may figure in the increases.
A study is reported, which asked how ordinary Sri Lankans account for suicidal behavior and what practices they recommend for assisting suicidal individuals.
Gender inflected these accounts, with essentialist accounts associated with women's suicides and contextual accounts associated with men's suicides.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etude transculturelle, Sri Lanka, Asie, Suicide, Milieu culturel, Environnement social, Sexe, Epidémiologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Crosscultural study, Sri Lanka, Asia, Suicide, Cultural environment, Social environment, Sex, Epidemiology, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0305811
Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 27/11/1998.