Bodies under Siege: Self-mutilation in Culture and Psychiatry
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press (March 1, 1992)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 9.3 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
From back cover: Bodies under Siege is the first comprehensive book on this complex and disturbing behavior (self-mutilation). Favazza contends that all self-mutilation is deeply embedded in the elemental experiences of healing, religion, and social amity--and reveals that clinical self-mutilation is a far more common phenomenon than has previously been acknowledged.