Year: 1979 Source: Thesis (Ph.D)-Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1979. 326p. SIEC No: 19861413

This study describes & analyzes the socioculturally patterned response to inquiries about suicide in Meknes, Morocco. the response-denial of the occurrence of suicide points out differences between cultures in the ordering, classifying, & defining normative behaviors. The highly emotive negative response of the Moroccan suggests that suicide is considered taboo. It is suggested that interventionist bias has prevented recognition of the complexity of suicide.