Year: 2002 Source: Journal of Sociology, v.38, no.2, (June 2002), p.196-197 SIEC No: 20040804

This review examines C Tatz’s report on Aboriginal youth suicide in Australia & New Zealand. The reviewer finds Tatz’s exploration of the issue to be both sensitive & refreshing, establishing a firm link between Aboriginal suicide and recent European Australian history, & moving away from medicalized, Durkheimian explanations of suicide. She encourages all those interested in Aboriginal issues, in history, and in creating a better future for Australian Aboriginal communities to read this book.