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Title:Bodies under Siege; Self-Mutilation and Body Modification in Culture and Psychiatry
Price:AUD$14.90 (about USD$9.90)
Item ID:SB00-0108667
Publisher:The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London, 1992
Dust Jacket:No
The John Hopkins University Press, 1992, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Reprint

585 g.; XX, 380 pages, last seven pages blank, intentionally, preface to the second edition, references and index. Photographic front cover, showing a young woman with scarification and piercings, with pink titles to the front panel and pink, green and black titles to the backstrip. Creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges and book panels. " Skin cutting and burning, biting fingertips, even scarification and eye enucleation acts of self-mutilation generally associated with mental illness. But, according to Dr Armando Favazza, these horrifying behaviour has important parallels to culturally sanctioned practices such as body piercing, tatooing, branding, and other forms of body modification.." -- from the rear panel blurb. Second Edition. Size: Large Format Paperback. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Psychology & Psychiatry; ISBN: 0801853001. ISBN/EAN: 9780801853005. Inventory No: 0108667.
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