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Jorge de la Barre

JORGE DE LA BARRE is a sociologist at the Universidade Federal Fluminense (Brazil).

An Anthropological Fear

Suicide is not what it used to be. According to the Aviation Safety Network, since 1976 six commercial planes, including most recently an Airbus A320 flight operated by Germanwings (a low-cost company owned by highly reputable Lufthansa), are believed to have been intentionally crashed by pilots, resulting in the deaths of 605 people.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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