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Author Favazza, Armando R.

Title Bodies under siege : self-mutilation, nonsuicidal self-injury, and body modification in culture and psychiatry / Armando Favazza.

Publication Info. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  616.8582 F272B    Check Shelf
Edition 3rd ed.
Description xv, 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-322 and index.
Summary Bodies under Siege remains the classic, authoritative book on self-mutilation. 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.--[book cover].
Contents Mutilative beliefs, attitudes, practices, and images -- Self-mutilation in myths of creation, shamanism, and religion -- Self-injury and eating disorders -- Animals and automutilation -- The head and its parts -- The limbs -- The skin -- The genitals -- Understanding self-injury -- The assessment, psychology, and biology of self-injury -- Treatment -- Personal reflections.
Subject Self-mutilation.
Cultural psychiatry.
Psychiatry, Transcultural.
Self Mutilation -- ethnology.
Self Mutilation -- therapy.
Body Modification, Non-Therapeutic.
Cross-Cultural Comparison.
Cultural psychiatry. (OCoLC)fst00885048
Psychiatry, Transcultural. (OCoLC)fst01081208
Self-mutilation. (OCoLC)fst01111786
ISBN 9780801899652 (hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
0801899656 (hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
9780801899669 (paperback;) (alk. paper)
0801899664 (paperback;) (alk. paper)
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