Bodies under Siege: Self-mutilation, Nonsuicidal Self-injury, and Body Modification in Culture and Psychiatry

Bodies under Siege Self mutilation Nonsuicidal Self injury and Body Modification in Culture and Psychiatry A quarter century after it was first published Bodies under Siege remains the classic authoritative book on self mutilation Now in its third edition this invaluable work is updated throughout with

  • Title: Bodies under Siege: Self-mutilation, Nonsuicidal Self-injury, and Body Modification in Culture and Psychiatry
  • Author: Armando R. Favazza
  • ISBN: 9780801899652
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A quarter century after it was first published, Bodies under Siege remains the classic, authoritative book on self mutilation Now in its third edition, this invaluable work is updated throughout with findings from hundreds of new studies, discussions of new models of self injury, an assessment of the S.A.F.E Self Abuse Finally Ends program, and the Bill of Rights for PA quarter century after it was first published, Bodies under Siege remains the classic, authoritative book on self mutilation Now in its third edition, this invaluable work is updated throughout with findings from hundreds of new studies, discussions of new models of self injury, an assessment of the S.A.F.E Self Abuse Finally Ends program, and the Bill of Rights for People Who Self harm.Armando Favazza s pioneering work identified a wide range of forces, many of them cultural and societal, that compel or impel people to mutilate themselves This new edition examines the explosive growth in the incidence of self injurious behaviors and body modification practices Favazza critically assesses new and significant biological, ethnological, social, and psychological findings regarding self injury presents current understandings of self injurious acts from cultural and clinical perspectives and places self mutilation in historical and contemporary context.

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    1. Probably the single most comprehensive analysis on self-injury that exists. This is not a book dedicated to treatment of self-injury/mutilation, for that the best probable resource (and on my list to read) is Treating Self-Injury by Barent Walsh. This book is world-wide in scope, discussing cultural practices in what is probably every known variation of self-injury or body modification, and the huge variety of meanings this can have. Much of the book is dedicated to various cases in the US and s [...]

    2. Very Interesting book. I originally picked this up looking for more about body modification (piercing, tattooing etc.)This book gets into a whole lot about the psychiatric areas of self harm. The initial chapters were fascinating with their descriptions of various cultural and religious aspects of self injury. There are some long middle chapters that basically document case histories of self mutilation of various body parts. The closing chapter by Fakir Musafar describes the history of body modi [...]

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