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Self-Injury, Medicine and Society

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Beschreibung

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.

Autorentext
Amy Chandler is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Lincoln, UK, and Associate Researcher at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Her research interests include suicide, self-harm, drug and alcohol use.

Inhalt

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.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Self-Injury, Medicine and Society
Untertitel: Authentic Bodies
Autor:
EAN: 9781137405272
ISBN: 978-1-137-40527-2
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Springer Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Sozialwissenschaften allgemein
Anzahl Seiten: 217
Gewicht: 449g
Größe: H19mm x B216mm x T149mm
Jahr: 2016
Auflage: 1st ed. 2016