restricted access   Volume 46, Number 3, Spring 2013

Table of Contents

Special Issue: The Politics of Suicide: Historical Perspectives on Suicidology before Durkheim

Guest Editors: Maria Teresa Brancaccio, Eric Engstrom, and David Lederer


The Politics of Suicide: Historical Perspectives on Suicidology before Durkheim. An Introduction

pp. 607-619

Between “Self-Murder” and “Suicide”: The Modern Etymology of Self-Killing

pp. 620-632

Saving Self-Murderers: Lifesaving Programs and the Treatment of Suicides in Late Eighteenth-Century Europe

pp. 633-650

Mapping Civilization: The Cultural Geography of Suicide Statistics in Russia

pp. 651-667

Low Morals at a High Latitude?: Suicide in Nineteenth-century Scandinavia

pp. 668-683

Sociology’s “One Law”: Moral Statistics, Modernity, Religion, and German Nationalism in the Suicide Studies of Adolf Wagner and Alexander von Oettingen

pp. 684-699

“The Fatal Tendency of Civilized Society”: Enrico Morselli’s Suicide, Moral Statistics, and Positivism in Italy

pp. 700-715

From Statistics to Diagnostics: Medical Certificates, Melancholia, and “Suicidal Propensities” in Victorian Psychiatry

pp. 716-731

“A Peculiar Species of Felony”: Suicide, Medicine, and the Law in Victorian Britain and Ireland

pp. 732-743

The Uses of History in the Unmaking of Modern Suicide

pp. 744-756

Austerity, Neo-Liberal Economics, and Youth Suicide: The Case of New Zealand, 1980–2000

pp. 757-783


Homesickness: An American History by Susan J. Matt (review)

pp. 784-785

Education and the Creation of Capital in the Early American Republic by Nancy Beadie (review)

pp. 785-788

The Demographics of Empire: the Colonial Order and the Creation of Knowledge ed. by Karl Ittmann, Dennis D. Cordell, Gregory H. Maddox (review)

pp. 788-790

Industrious in Their Station: Young People at Work in Urban America, 1720–1810 by Sharon Braslaw Sundue (review)

pp. 790-791

Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World’s First Globalized Industry, from 1812 to the Present by Leon Fink (review)

pp. 791-793

Pauper Capital: London and the Poor Law, 1790–1870 by David R. Green (review)

pp. 793-795

Feeding the City: From Street Market to Liberal Reform in Salvador, Brazil, 1780–1860 by Richard Graham (review)

pp. 795-797

Humanitarian Intervention and Changing Labor Relations: The Long-Term Implications of the Abolition of the Slave Trade ed. by Marcel van der Linden (review)

pp. 797-799

Women, Communism, and Industrialization in Postwar Poland by Malgorzata Fidelis (review)

pp. 800-801

Le Choix des aliments: Informations et pratiques alimentaires de la fin du Moyen Âge à nos jours ed. by Martin Bruegel, Marilyn Nicoud, Eva Barlösius (review)

pp. 802-804

How Cancer Crossed the Color Line by Keith Wailoo (review)

pp. 804-805

Infection of the Innocents: Wet Nurses, Infants, and Syphilis in France, 1780–1900 by Joan Sherwood (review)

pp. 806-808

Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France by Brian Sandberg (review)

pp. 808-809

Dressing Up: Cultural Identity in Renaissance Europe by Ulinka Rublack (review)

pp. 809-811

Plastic: A Toxic Love Story by Susan Freinkel (review)

pp. 811-814

Napoleon’s Other War. Bandits, Rebels and their Pursuers in the Age of Revolutions by Michael Broers (review)

pp. 814-816