Year: 1975 Source: Baltimore, Md.: University Park Press, 1975. p.115-133 SIEC No: 19870944

Presents a study designed to compare data from established cases of suicide in Stockholm, Sweden & Los Angeles, California using identical methodology in order to determine if the investigation could provide the basis for evaluating how many suicidal phenomena are universal & how many reflect distinct sociocultural processes. Findings suggest that a full understanding of the dynamics of suicide in Sweden must include considersation of cultural determinants. (20 refs.) (LH)