Titre de livre: [ 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 By Favazza, Armando R. ( Author ) May-2011 [ Paperback ]
Éditeur: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
Auteur: Armando R. Favazza
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 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.