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The Resource The tender cut : inside the hidden world of self-injury, Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler

The tender cut : inside the hidden world of self-injury, Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler

Label
The tender cut : inside the hidden world of self-injury
Title
The tender cut
Title remainder
inside the hidden world of self-injury
Statement of responsibility
Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cutting, burning, branding, and bone-breaking are all types of self-injury, or the deliberate, non-suicidal destruction of one's own body tissue, a practice that emerged from obscurity in the 1990s and spread dramatically as a typical behavior among adolescents. Long considered a suicidal gesture, [this book] argues instead that self-injury is often a coping mechanism, a form of teenage angst, an expression of group membership, and a type of rebellion, converting unbearable emotional pain into manageable physical pain. Based on the largest, qualitative, non-clinical population of self-injurers ever gathered, noted ethnographers Patricia and Peter Adler draw on 150 interviews with self-injurers from all over the world, along with 30,000-40,000 internet posts in chat rooms and communiqués. Their 10-year longitudinal research follows the practice of self-injury from its early days when people engaged in it alone and did not know others, to the present, where a subculture has formed via cyberspace that shares similar norms, values, lore, vocabulary, and interests. An important portrait of a troubling behavior, [the book] illuminates the meaning of self-injury in the 21st century, its effects on current and former users, and its future as a practice for self-discovery or a cry for help."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
362.196/8582
Index
index present
LC call number
RC569.5.S48
LC item number
A35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The tender cut : inside the hidden world of self-injury, Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Literature and population -- Studying self-injury -- Becoming a self-injurer -- The phenomenology of the cut -- Loners in the social world -- Colleagues in the cyber world -- Self-injury communities -- Self-injury relationships -- The social transformation of self-injury -- Careers in self-injury -- Understanding self-injury
Control code
ocn694600466
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 252 p.
Isbn
9780814705070
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010053656
System control number
(OCoLC)694600466
Label
The tender cut : inside the hidden world of self-injury, Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Literature and population -- Studying self-injury -- Becoming a self-injurer -- The phenomenology of the cut -- Loners in the social world -- Colleagues in the cyber world -- Self-injury communities -- Self-injury relationships -- The social transformation of self-injury -- Careers in self-injury -- Understanding self-injury
Control code
ocn694600466
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 252 p.
Isbn
9780814705070
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010053656
System control number
(OCoLC)694600466

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