An Ethnographic Study of Suicide Among Young Men in the London Alevi Community

Cetin, U. 2018. An Ethnographic Study of Suicide Among Young Men in the London Alevi Community. in: SAGE Research Methods Cases Sociology Sage.

Chapter titleAn Ethnographic Study of Suicide Among Young Men in the London Alevi Community
AuthorsCetin, U.
Abstract

This is a case study of ethnographic research into the suicide among young men in the transnational Alevi community in London. The research aimed to understand the high incidence of suicide and why it emerged as a phenomenon for the second-generation Alevi community but not the first. The main focus is on the issues that arose in planning and conducting the research and how these were resolved. A key concern was to find a manageable research question and to find appropriate theoretical concepts to give the research a clear direction. How the choice of theoretical perspective informed the choice of method, along with the problems of researching such a sensitive topic including accessing people to interview and managing the ethical dilemmas, and how the researcher’s insider status affected the research are covered.

Book titleSAGE Research Methods Cases Sociology
Year2018
PublisherSage
Publication dates
Published2018
ISBN9781526430861
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.4135/9781526430861

Related outputs

Conducting an Exploratory Survey of a Little Researched Marginalised Transnational Migrant Community
Jenkins, C. and Cetin, U. 2018. Conducting an Exploratory Survey of a Little Researched Marginalised Transnational Migrant Community. Sage.

From a ‘sort of Muslim’ to ‘proud to be Alevi’: The Alevi Religion and Identity Project combatting the negative identity among second-generation Alevis in the UK
Jenkins, C. and Cetin, U. 2018. From a ‘sort of Muslim’ to ‘proud to be Alevi’: The Alevi Religion and Identity Project combatting the negative identity among second-generation Alevis in the UK. National Identities . 20 (1), pp. 105-123. doi:10.1080/14608944.2016.1244933

Editorial of Special Issue of National Identities: Alevism as an ethno-religious identity: Contested boundaries
Jenkins, C., Aydin, S. and Cetin, U. 2018. Editorial of Special Issue of National Identities: Alevism as an ethno-religious identity: Contested boundaries. National Identities. 20 (1), pp. 1-7. doi:10.1080/14608944.2016.1244934

Cosmopolitanism and the relevance of ‘zombie concepts’: the case of anomic suicide amongst Alevi Kurd youth
Cetin, U. 2017. Cosmopolitanism and the relevance of ‘zombie concepts’: the case of anomic suicide amongst Alevi Kurd youth. British Journal of Sociology. 68 (2), pp. 145-166. doi:10.1111/1468-4446.12234

Durkheim, ethnography and suicide: researching young male suicide in the transnational London Alevi-Kurdish community
Cetin, U. 2016. Durkheim, ethnography and suicide: researching young male suicide in the transnational London Alevi-Kurdish community. Ethnography. 17 (2), pp. 250-277. doi:10.1177/1466138115586583

Permalink - https://westminsterresearch.westminster.ac.uk/item/q3q17/an-ethnographic-study-of-suicide-among-young-men-in-the-london-alevi-community


Restricted files

All other files
Under embargo indefinitely

Share this
Tweet
Email