Year: 2003 Source: Death Studies, v.27, no.4, (May 2003), p.360-363 SIEC No: 20031086

This document reviews the book by D Vagero et al, which focuses on a unique archival find – the 1913 lost essay “Suicide as a Social Phenomenon,” by the well-known sociologist, P Sorokin. The reviewer recommends this book, & especially a reading of Sorokin’s essay itself, to every person interested in historical suicidology. He also describes it as “a must-read” for anyone trying to understand the current high rates of suicide in the Russian region of the world. (4 refs)