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By Kathryn A. Sloan

on the flip of the 20 th century, many observers thought of suicide to be a global social challenge that had reached epidemic proportions. In Mexico urban, violent deaths in public areas have been normal in a urban present process fast modernization. Crime charges fixed, corpses piled up within the morgue, and the media said on sensational situations of homicide and suicide. extra not easy nonetheless, a compelling demise want seemed to grip girls and early life. Drawing on a number resources from judicial documents to the preferred press, dying within the urban investigates the cultural meanings of self-destruction in glossy Mexico. the writer examines responses to suicide and dying and disproves the long-held trust that Mexicans own a cavalier perspective towards suffering.

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