Year: 1991 Source: New York: Plenum Press, 1991. p.215-228 SIEC No: 19910391

This article studies suicide from an anthropological approach. The author asserts each culture has rules for suicide, such as when it is acceptable, & how survivors of the death of a loved one should react. To illustrate, she describes adolescent suicide in the Pacific region of Melanesia, & the ritual killing of widows following the death of their husbands in Papua New Guinea. (VM)