Stories of suicide and social justice

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R. Srivatsan’s view of suicide as a historically specific event enfolded with meaning and Clare Shaw’s thoughtful elucidation of the transformative power of personal stories attest to the complexity and challenge of conducting research into the meanings and functions of narratives of suicide both methodologically and ethically. Because one of the aims of my original article was to bring narrative theories and methods to bear on issues relating to the ethical and political aspects of personal narrative within the practice of suicidology, I hope this will again serve as a useful framework for responding to the commentaries and the specific challenges they present.Srivatsan’s call for a political view...

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