Bodies under Siege : Self-mutilation, Nonsuicidal Self-injury, and Body Modification in Culture and Psychiatry Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, 17 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
- Publication Date: 06/04/2011
- Category: Social & cultural anthropology
- ISBN: 9780801899669