Year: 1967 Source: Princeton University Press, 1967. p.362-86 SIEC No: 19861463

The author attempts to clarify the many different potential meanings of the term “suicide”, outlining the empirical & theoretical justifications for definitions emanating from the psychological or social sciences. In this excerpt from THE SOCIAL MEANINGS OF SUICIDE, Douglas expands the dimensions of such concepts as initiation, motivation, intention, volition, will & willingness.