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A Bright Red Scream: Self-mutilation and the Language of Pain (A Virago V)

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Title:A Bright Red Scream: Self-mutilation and the Language of Pain (A Virago V)
Price:GBP£5.00 (about USD$6.30)
Book ID:B009-2580
Publisher:Virago Press Ltd, London, 2000
Edition:First Thus
Condition:As New
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Virago Press Ltd, 2000, Softcover, Book Condition: As New, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Thus

There are people who deliberately cut their skin, burn themselves and break their own bones. They do it systematically for many years, and without help they can rarely stop. Most have lived through severe forms of emotional or physical childhood abuse. The pain they feel is mute, their only cry 'a bright red scream'. They call themselves 'cutters' - and this book is their story. Self-mutilation is a behaviour so shocking and cloaked in denial that it is almost never discussed. Yet a recent study suggests that as many as one in eight young people have deliberately harmed themselves at some point in their lives. When the late Princess Diana intimated in an extraordinary television interview that she had been a cutter, millions of people around the globe finally realised that they were not alone in their suffering. Grounded in science and filled with human stories, 'A Bright Red Scream', like the pioneering works on Incest of the 1970's and eating disorders of the 1980's, is destined to become a classic and to change the way we think about this condition - 'the addiction of the nineties'. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 232 pages. Red & blue titles spine;. Includes bibliography & index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Psychology & Psychiatry; Medicine & Health; Sociology & Culture; Cutters; Women & Feminism. ISBN: 1860497543. ISBN/EAN: 9781860497544. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2580.
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