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Self-Injury, Medicine and Society
Authentic Bodies
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This book provides an appreciative, sociological engagement with accounts of the embodied practice of self-injury. It shows that in order to understand self-injury, it is necessary to engage with widely circulating narratives about the nature of bodies, including that they are separate from, yet containers of 'emotion'. Using a sociological approach, the book examines what self-injury is, how it functions, and why someone might engage in it. It pays close attention to the corporeal aspects of self-injury, attending to the complex ways in which 'lived experience' is narrated.
By interrogating the way in which healthcare and psychiatric systems shape our understanding of self-injury, Self-Injury, Medicine and Society aims to re-invigorate traditional discourse on the subject. Combining analytical theory with real-life accounts, this book provides an engaging study which is both thought-provoking and informative. It will appeal to an interdisciplinary readership and scholars in the fields of medical sociology and health studies in particular.


Contents:

Introduction. Constructing and Situating an Embodied, Sociological Account of Self-Injury.- Chapter 1. The Injury and the Wound: Facing the Corporeality of Self-Injury.- Chapter 2. A Critical View on Emotions and Self-Injury.- Chapter 3. Visibility, Help-Seeking and Attention-Seeking.- Chapter 4. Self-Injury, Biomedicine and Boundaries.- Chapter 5. Authentic Bodies, Authentic Selves.


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ISBN-13: 9781349680665
Publisher: Macmillan Education (Palgrave Macmillan)
Publication date: January, 2020
Pages: 217
Weight: 308g
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Subcategories: General Issues, Psychotherapy

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