‘Critical suicidology': toward an inclusive, inventive and collaborative (post) suicidology

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


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In the spirit of Jennifer White’s (2015) comments, I am going to take a mildly optimistic stance. Though I too have experienced mainstream suicidology as excluding (and I have often felt quite demoralized as a consequence so I have sympathy with Tom Widger and Jennifer White with regards to this) I think the limited (and limiting) underlying assumptions the field operates within and maintains are beginning to be effectively critiqued.

The paper by Scott Fitzpatrick, Claire Hooker, and Ian Kerridge (2014), Tom Widger’s response (2015) and Jennifer White’s subsequent comments bear witness to that. This ‘critical suiciology’, I believe, can facilitate the development of a ‘post-suicidology’ that has the potential to be far more inclusive, creative, collaborative and critically engaged that the current field of study, and would draw on a broader range of interests and people.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy > BD0143 Epistemology. Theory of knowlegde
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0435 Psychiatry > RC0569 Suicide
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > School of Allied Health Professions
Depositing User: Dr Ian Marsh
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2015 15:16
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2016 21:49
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/13460

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