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Teenage Suicide Notes An Ethnography of Self Harm Picturing myself dying in a way I choose myself seems so comforting healing and heroic I d look at my wrists watch the blood seeping and be a spectator in my last act of self determination By havin

  • Title: Teenage Suicide Notes: An Ethnography of Self-Harm
  • Author: Terry Williams
  • ISBN: 9780231177900
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Teenage Suicide Notes: An Ethnography of Self-Harm By Terry Williams, Picturing myself dying in a way I choose myself seems so comforting, healing and heroic I d look at my wrists, watch the blood seeping, and be a spectator in my last act of self determination By having lost all my self respect it seems like the last pride I own, determining the time I die Kyra V seventeenReading the confessions of a teenager contemplating suicide ma Picturing myself dying in a way I choose myself seems so comforting, healing and heroic I d look at my wrists, watch the blood seeping, and be a spectator in my last act of self determination By having lost all my self respect it seems like the last pride I own, determining the time I die Kyra V seventeenReading the confessions of a teenager contemplating suicide may be uncomfortable, but we must do so to understand why self harm has become an epidemic, especially in the United States What drives teenagers to self harm What makes death so attractive, so liberating, and so inevitable for so many In Teenage Suicide Notes, the sociologistWilliams evaluates young people in rural and urban contexts and across race, class, gender, and sexual orientation His approach, which combines sensitive portrayals with objective sociological analysis, adds a clarifying dimension to the fickle and often frustrating behavior of adolescents Williams reads between the lines of his subjects seemingly straightforward reflections on alienation, agency, euphoria, and loss, and investigates how this cocktail of emotions can create an overwhelming and impossible desperation Rather than treat these notes as exceptional examples of self expression, Williams situates them at the center of teenage life, linking them to incidents of abuse, violence, depression, anxiety, religion, peer pressure, sexual identity, and family dynamics He captures the currents that turn self destruction into an act of self determination, which also allows him to propose effective solutions to resolving the suicide crisis.

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    1. Terry Williams has interviewed teenagers who have attempted suicide and family relatives of 2 teenagers whose attempts were successful.Reading this novel was really hard going Reading the teenagers suicide notes they gather information This is a hard book to read because of its co tents Yes, I knew this before I started this book, but being a parent I was interested to find out if there were signs to alert you as they are not always obvious.I would like to thank NetGalley Columbia University Pre [...]

    2. Best described as a series of case studies Teenage Suicide Notes sees, sociologist, Terry Williams explore the writings of teens who have expressed suicidal ideation For many these thoughts are recurring Some have attempted suicide Some have tried than once Some have succeeded, in which case Williams spoke to friends and family What links them all is their use of journaling and letter writing It is through this writing that Williams hopes to gain a better understanding of the reasons why so man [...]

    3. 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 You know going in that this will be a tough read Teenage suicide is on the rise Hopefully this book can help teach a parent or friend what to look and could even give a teen some hope that things will get better There are 10 case studies here 8 are notes and interviews with teens and their families who attempted suicide The other 2 stories are notes and interviews with the families of 2 teens who successfully committed suicide It s a sad read, but there is hope NetGalle [...]

    4. Terry Williams spend some time talking to teenagers who have thought about and or attempted suicide and who, in the process, wrote suicide notes Williams evaluates these teens and tries to discover what makes these teens suicidal He talks to them about pretty much all aspects of life and tries to find something that connects them all.I thought that this was such a great and interesting idea that I really wanted to read it and I requested it from Netgalley Turns out I didn t really like it as muc [...]

    5. This was interesting, but not as interesting as I was anticipating Because the author focuses on a subset of teenagers who ran in similar circles in the 1990s and early 2000s, there is an element of repetition in the stories and a sense that there is a wider, unacknowledged, experience of youth suicide I also felt that use of the term committed suicide throughout the book is a somewhat outdated construct as the use of committed intimates suicide as a sin, born of religious influence on social po [...]

    6. I feel really bad about it but I am going to have to give up on one of the books i have been reading to review on NetGalley I thought I could deal with the subject matter but I can t, its a little too personal for me.

    7. literary lion.tumblr Disclaimer A free copy of this book was received through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.A collection of writings and confessions by suicidal teenagers Williams evaluates these teens and tries to discover what might lead them to suicidal thoughts and self harm Williams examines their sexualities, family life, ethnicities, music tastes, and social situations to try and come to a conclusion that connects them all.This book is brand new and it already feels dated Mos [...]

    8. Ethnography is a really big interest of mine so when I spotted this book on teenage suicide notes I knew I would really enjoy reading it And I wasn t wrong I was hooked on this book from start to finish The juxtaposition of the teenager s notes alongside their current feelings as well as William s perspective was a great technique It was so interesting to read family and friend s thoughts as well as the teenager s writings Suicide can feel like a huge topic so to read about it on an individual a [...]

    9. I m so confused as to why this hasn t been published until this point, or why it wasn t made relevant before publication.Terry Williams interviewed a bunch of teenagers who left suicide notes and the friends and family of two teenagers whose attempts were successful in the 90 s Rather than continuing his study over the past 16 years, showing how suicide changes over times and how some trends and prevalent than others, it s focusing solely on evaluating these rather dated reports.Terry seems to [...]

    10. Disclaimer I haven t finished this yet, not because it isn t a good book, it s just quite depressing to read, so I can only cope in small chunks It s a mix of real extracts from the teenagers notebooks, with background facts and psychological analysis The author s sections are quite a dry read, but any other tone of voice would be inappropriate for the subject matter.I would have liked variety in the case studies there is a lot of focus on the goth culture and so far at least there are no socia [...]

    11. The reviewer below me has noted how dated this book feels A lot of the case studies feel outdated, as does the writing style which Williams has employed At no time did I doubt his sincerity or intelligence, but it did feel as though I was reading some kind of cult non fiction piece at times I admire what has been attempted here, but for me, it wasn t executed well poor choice of vocabulary I do apologise , and I decided not to read the whole.

    12. There s the potential for this to be a great and important work but it doesn t quite have the depth that the source material demands It certainly doesn t work as an ethnography and is really of a series of case studies Still, a tough and heartbreaking read.

    13. In Teenage Suicide Notes Williams elucidates a subject many prefer to ignore, to pretend it doesn t exist But exist it does, and it s growing worse And what is that subject Teenage suicide.Williams makes an ethnographic study of several teens in New York who either committed suicide, or went through parasuicide rituals Many of these teens were thankfully either able to work through the underlying issues or were well on the way to doing so Two weren t so blessed For them, the only way out was tha [...]

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