Sheila Fitzpatrick: Suicide in the USSR, 17 February 2011
Show More Lost to the Collective: Suicide and the Promise of Soviet Socialism, 1921-29 by Kenneth Pinnow.
Cornell, 276 pp., £32.95, March 2011, 978 0 8014 4766 2Show More
“... brother, Alexander Ulyanov, had been executed for an attempt on the life of Alexander III in 1887. Kenneth Pinnow is not concerned with suicide as a political gesture: what interests him more is suicide as a subject of disciplinary expertise, particularly medical, and suicide monitoring as an aspect of the modern state’s effort to mould the ...”