Suicide and Gender in the Modern Age: Science, Media, and the Individual (Austria, 1870–1970)
Wissenschaft, Medien und Individuum (Österreich 1870–1970)
De Gruyter Oldenbourg
One of the premises of early suicide research was that different motives drive men and women to take their own lives. Women were regarded as victims of their emotions, while men were tragic heroes of the struggles of work. The wish to die became a signifier of a cultural crisis. In her historical and cultural studies work, the author analyzes the gender aspect of suicide based on scientific and media sources as well as self-reports.