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Author Favazza, Armando R.
Title Bodies under siege : self-mutilation and body modification in culture and psychiatry / Armando R. Favazza.
Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
Edition Second edition.

LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  RC552.S4 F38 1996    AVAILABLE  
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  RC552.S4 F38 1996    AVAILABLE  
Subject Self-mutilation.
Cultural psychiatry.
Psychiatry, Transcultural.
Description xix, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Edition Second edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-364) and index.
ISBN 0801853001 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
OCLC # 33404617
Table of Contents
 Preface to the Second Edition 
IMutilative Beliefs, Religion, Eating, and Ethology1
 1Mutilative Beliefs, Attitudes, Practices, and Images4
 2Self-mutilation in Myths of Creation, Shamanism, and Religion22
 3Self-mutilation, Eating Disorders, and Cannibalism47
 4Animals and Automutilation68
IIMutilation of Body Parts: Cultural and Clinical Cases83
 5The Head and Its Parts85
 6The Limbs132
 7The Skin148
 8The Genitals176
IIIDiscernment and Therapy221
 9Understanding Self-mutilation: Culturally Sanctioned Practices and Pathological Behavior225
 10Biological and Psychosocial Findings261
 11Treatment288
 Epilogue. Body Play: State of Grace or Sickness? / Fakir Musafar325
 References335
 Index365