Masculinity and Men’s Suicide Attempts in Bangladesh | NEW PUBLICATION BY DR. ANISUR RAHMAN KHAN
Our faculty member Dr. Anisur Rahman Khan, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, East West University, in his recent research examined relations between masculinity and suicide attempts in Bangladesh drawing on Raewyn Connell's theoretical notion of hegemonic masculinity.
The findings of the research revealed that Suicide attempts operated as a redemptive means to overcome perceived masculine "crises." The findings also demonstrate that suicide is a socially and culturally constituted phenomenon, which should be understood beyond an individualized and mental health framework.
Therefore, Suicide intervention strategies in Bangladesh must include critical analyses of masculinities, as well as measures to change rigid processes of gendered socialization.