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Psyche on the Skin

A History of Self-Harm

Psyche on the Skin( )
Author: Chaney, Sarah
ISBN:978-1-78914-148-1
Publication Date:Aug 2019
Publisher:Reaktion Books, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $24.99
Book Description:

Self-harm is thought by many to be a modern epidemic: a phenomenon of the late twentieth century, a symptom of extreme emotional turmoil in young people, particularly young women. Yet it was 150 years ago, within early asylum psychiatry, that self-mutilation was first codified as a category of behaviour, and explanations for a variety of self-injurious acts were conceived very differently.

Psyche on the Skin charts the secret history of self-harm. The book describes...
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Book Details
Pages:320
Detailed Subjects: Medical / Internal Medicine
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12.7 x 19.685 x 2.54 cm



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