Estudio Paralelo del Suicidio en el Ecuador como Proceso Ritual de Significación

Translated title of the contribution: Parallel Study of Suicide in Ecuador as a Significant Ritual Process

Ana Lorena Campo Arauz

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Although death is a generalizable state, it is not exempt from conflicts and divergences when it is socially narrated. This article presents the way in which the phenomenon of suicide can be studied from the meanings given to it from the perspective of the social actors involved in a ritual process of signification. Self-inflicted death provokes diverse collective reactions, according to the subject who interprets it and its cultural context, giving an account of these explanatory contrasts. It is a subject treated from different disciplines, geographies and temporalities. In the specific case of Ecuador, approaching the subject, in parallel from two complementary perspectives such as Anthropology and Psychology, is an attempt to understand something more of the multicausal phenomenon that affects an important part of the young population of the South American country.
Translated title of the contributionParallel Study of Suicide in Ecuador as a Significant Ritual Process
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
Pages (from-to)64-83
Number of pages20
JournalGrafo Working Papers
Issue number4
StatePublished - 31 Oct 2015


  • Conflicts
  • Ecuador
  • Psychological study
  • Suicide

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 313A Psychology


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