The political resonances of individual deaths suman gupta a provocative and highly original exploration of suicides that have gained wider political resonance and the challenge this poses to the liberal order. The book usurping suicide the political resonances of individual deaths edited by suman gupta mike hajimichael milena katsarska and miguel vicente marino is published by zed books. Usurping suicide takes a unique look at the political and cultural implications of suicides committed in places where due to social or economic pressures the act has been deemed by certain groups to be of paramount public interest. Unconcerned with the individual dispositions that lead a person to commit such an act usurping suicide focuses on the reception suicides have produced their political social and cultural implications. Can an individual act of suicide be socially significant or does it present too many imponderable features this book examines suicide like no other unconcerned with the individual dispositions that lead a person to commit such an act usurping suicide focuses on the reception suicides have produced their political social and cultural implications
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