Suizidalität in den Medien. Suicidality in the Media

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Arno Herberth, Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, Benedikt Till (Hg./Eds.)

Interdisziplinäre Betrachtungen. Interdisciplinary Contributions

ISBN 978-3-8258-1641-4
Band-Nr. 12
Jahr 2008
Seiten 288
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Austria: Forschung und Wissenschaft – Literatur- und Sprachwissenschaft


The portrayal of suicide in the media contributes to our understanding of
the cultural phenomenon of suicide. The risk of inducing imitative
effects, but also the possibility of a preventive impact on the recipients
make this topic an important issue in suicide prevention.

International contributions from psychology, medicine, sociology, media-
and literary studies focus on semiotics of suicide portrayals in the media
and their effects on the recipient.

The analysis of daily press, literature, film genres and the new media
gives an up-to-date insight into this interdisciplinary field of research.

The editors work in an interdisciplinary project on
„Representations and Impacts of Suicide Stories in the Media“. Thomas
Niederkrotenthaler does his research at the Institute for Medical
Psychology, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna,
Benedikt Till conducts his study at the Department of Communication,
University of Vienna and Arno Herberth is researcher at the Institute for
German Language and Literature, University of Vienna.