Discursive Construction of Fatherly Suicide

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/617335
Title:
Discursive Construction of Fatherly Suicide
Authors:
Galasinski, Dariusz; Ziółkowska, Justyna
Abstract:
In this article we are interested in stories of sons and daughters about their fathers who completed suicide. The data come from ten interviews with survivors of suicidal death of their fathers. Taking a constructionist view of discourse, we aim to analyse sons’ and daughters’ narratives in the context of two conflicting discourses of (positive) fatherhood and (negative) suicide. We shall show how they use the discursive strategies of distancing in the narratives about fathers’ suicide as a means of coping with the two conflicting discourses. And so, first, they avoid labelling the act as suicide, second, they avoid direct reference to the fact that it was their father who completed the act, third, they dilute the father’s responsibility for the act.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Critical Discourse Studies
Issue Date:
31-Oct-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/617335
DOI:
10.1080/17405904.2016.1250650
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1740-5904
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dc.contributor.authorGalasinski, Dariuszen
dc.contributor.authorZiółkowska, Justynaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-21T11:46:33Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-21T11:46:33Z-
dc.date.issued2016-10-31-
dc.identifier.issn1740-5904en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17405904.2016.1250650-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/617335-
dc.description.abstractIn this article we are interested in stories of sons and daughters about their fathers who completed suicide. The data come from ten interviews with survivors of suicidal death of their fathers. Taking a constructionist view of discourse, we aim to analyse sons’ and daughters’ narratives in the context of two conflicting discourses of (positive) fatherhood and (negative) suicide. We shall show how they use the discursive strategies of distancing in the narratives about fathers’ suicide as a means of coping with the two conflicting discourses. And so, first, they avoid labelling the act as suicide, second, they avoid direct reference to the fact that it was their father who completed the act, third, they dilute the father’s responsibility for the act.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectsuicide survivorsen
dc.subjectparental suicideen
dc.subjectfatheren
dc.subjectmasculinityen
dc.subjectmental healthen
dc.subjectdiscourse analysisen
dc.titleDiscursive Construction of Fatherly Suicideen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalCritical Discourse Studiesen
dc.date.accepted2016-05-27-
rioxxterms.funderNational Science Centreen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUoW210716DGen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/CC BY-NC-ND 4.0en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-04-30en
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