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Understanding Suicide - Families, Secrets And Memories

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 21 September 2011

Laurie Taylor explores the latest research into how society works. He examines a new book seeking to understand suicide and talks to a sociologist about family secrets. Ben Fincham is a Lecturer in Sociology at Sussex University and his book 'Understanding Suicide: A Sociological Autopsy' assesses sociological work in this area and explores what can be known about the motivation and lives of suicidal people. He's joined by Dr Mike Shiner, a Senior Research Fellow in the Mannheim Centre for Criminology at London School of Economics. Laurie also talks to Professor Carol Smart from the University of Manchester about her paper exploring family secrets and memories.
Producer Chris Wilson.

  • Dr Ben Fincham

    Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Sussex University

    Understanding Suicide: A Sociological Autopsy
    Dr Ben Fincham (Author), Dr Susanne Langer (Author), Dr Jonathan Scourfield (Author), Dr Michael Shiner (Author)
    Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    ISBN-10: 0230580920
    ISBN-13: 978-0230580923

    Find out more about Ben Fincham
  • Dr Mike Shiner

    Senior Lecturer in Criminology at London School of Economics

    Understanding Suicide: A Sociological Autopsy
    Dr Ben Fincham (Author), Dr Susanne Langer (Author), Dr Jonathan Scourfield (Author), Dr Michael Shiner (Author)
    Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    ISBN-10: 0230580920
    ISBN-13: 978-0230580923

    Find out more about Mike Shiner
  • Carol Smart

    Professor of Sociology and Co-Director Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships and Personal Life University of Manchester

    Families, secrets and memories
    doi: 10.1177/0038038511406585
    Sociology August 2011 vol. 45 no. 4 539-553

    Find out more about Carol Smart

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