Suicide and the Body Politic in Imperial Russia
By (author) Susan K. Morrissey
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Suicide and the Body Politic in Imperial Russia by Susan K. Morrissey
Book DescriptionIn 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 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521865456
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Susan K. Morrissey
Suicide and the Body Politic in Imperial Russia, Paperback (January 2012)
This book examines the forms, meanings, and regulation of suicide from the seventeenth century to 1914.
Heralds of Revolution, Hardback (November 1997)» View all books by Susan K. Morrissey
Reading Russian revolutionary culture through its stories, the author of this text explores how the quest for consciousness evolved into student radicalism. The study examines the dynamics of political and cultural change in late-Imperial Russia, questioning the founding myths of the Soviet Union.
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Author Biography - Susan K. Morrissey
Susan K. Morrissey is Senior Lecturer at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies of University College London. She has written Heralds of Revolution: Russian Students and the Mythologies of Radicalism (1998).
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