Year: 1982 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (15th: 1982: New York), p.154-155 SIEC No: 19841385

This proceeding analyzes the suicidal behavior of hunger strikes. Cultural & political reasons of the Irish hunger strikers of 1981 are provided. A biography of Bobby Sands & a segment of the Irish population that he represents are included. Suicide in the context of prolonged war culture is discussed. (SC)