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Suicide VoicesLabour Trauma in France$
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Sarah Waters

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781789622232

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781789622232.001.0001

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Introduction

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Suicide Voices
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Sarah Waters

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789622232.003.0001

Suicide is an accusation brought against the organization of society when society becomes incapable of guaranteeing the happiness of its members.

Minois, History of Suicide, 326

Work suicide or work-related suicide1 is a phenomenon that punctuates contemporary French public life with all the force of the banal and the sublime. Suicides now occur with such frequency that they have become a routine event, one that barely elicits widespread shock or consternation. Newspapers report on the human toll: engineers, nurses, teachers, assembly-line workers, checkout assistants, farmers, managers, postmen, ...

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