Year: 1989 Source: Madison, Conn.: International Universities Press, 1989. p.87-125 SIEC No: 19900476

Presents a wide-ranging discussion of the social relations of suicide that includes a review of sociological theories of suicide; information about connections between social isolation & self-destructive behaviors; an analysis of the influence of negative interaction on suicidal behavior; & an examination of the role of sexuality in suicide & death. Concludes by illustrating the themes of social isolation, negative interaction, & sexual deviance as they affected the life of Sylvia Plath. (LH)