Self-Injury, Medicine and Society: Authentic Bodies: Authentic Bodies

Color of cover: Grey, Color of cover: Silver, Book, London;217;148;210... Ausführliche Beschreibung

1. Person: Chandler, Amy
Format: Buch
Sprache: English
Veröffentlicht: Palgrave Macmillan 2016
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.
Schlagworte: Medical Sociology
Health
Sociology
Self-harm
Cutting
Sociology of the body
Emotion
Psychology
Narrative
Biomedicine
Biomedical
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