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Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen: Suicide, 17 November 2016

Farewell to the World: A History of Suicide 
by Marzio Barbagli, translated by Lucinda Byatt.
Polity, 407 pp., £19.99, September 2015, 978 0 7456 6245 9
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... texts of the new science of sociology. But as it turns out, it doesn’t square with the facts. Marzio Barbagli, also a sociologist, shows beyond a shadow of a doubt that the father of the discipline got it all wrong. Farewell to the World is a ruthless revisionist study which asks whether Durkheim’s categories can still account for the variety of ...

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