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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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adler, Patricia A
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
NLM call number
  • 2011 I-687
  • WM 165
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Adler, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-injurious behavior
  • Adaptability (Psychology)
  • Social isolation
  • Stress (Psychology)
  • Self-Injurious Behavior
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Social Isolation
  • Social Environment
  • Adaptability (Psychology)
  • Self-injurious behavior
  • Social isolation
  • Stress (Psychology)
  • Selbstbeschädigung
  • Psychologie
  • Adaptation (psykologi)
  • Social utslagning
  • Stress
  • Självskadebeteende
  • Self destructive behaviour
  • Self inflicted wounds
  • Social adjustment
  • Social isolation
  • Psychological treatment
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 pages
Isbn
9780814705063
Lccn
2010053656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814705070
  • (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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 pages
Isbn
9780814705063
Lccn
2010053656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814705070
  • (OCoLC)694600466

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