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Suicide: Considering religion and culture 

Suicide: Considering religion and culture
Suicide: Considering religion and culture

Camilla Wasserman

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date: 26 January 2022

The parallels between natural and social sciences are numerous: in each, both field and laboratory studies may include qualitative and quantitative tasks, and in part of the book the researchers combine their expertise in a cross-disciplinary fashion. Studies in suicidology in general aim to prevent suicides. Suicidology is interconnected with social change initiatives, and accordingly, as researchers of applied sciences, suicidologists need pay close attention to the relations between the phenomenon studied and wider arenas of social action. Ahead lies great work, directing attention to ways of experiencing the everyday world that is tied into processes of ruling and rules of thoughts. This includes consideration of the multiplicity of religious expressions and the interplay of religion, history and politics on international as well as local levels. The local is not just a site of meanings and practices, but also a node within an extended set of social relations: as such it can never be studied as separate from larger religious institutional structures.

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