Blades, Blood and Bandages: The Experiences Of People Who Self-injure

Hardcover | June 5, 2012

byTheresa McShane

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Blades, Blood and Bandages tells the stories of 25 people's experiences of self-injury. In so doing, themes which have so far been under represented in the study of this phenomenon are brought to the fore. In particular, it investigates how people who self-injure are affected by suffering, ritual and stigma.

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Blades, Blood and Bandages tells the stories of 25 people's experiences of self-injury. In so doing, themes which have so far been under represented in the study of this phenomenon are brought to the fore. In particular, it investigates how people who self-injure are affected by suffering, ritual and stigma.

THERESA MCSHANE is a Sociologist and Independent Researcher specializing in the fields of self-injury, suicide, and mental health in general. She has lectured at Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland, in Mental Health Policy and Advanced Qualitative Research Methods.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:June 5, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230252818

ISBN - 13:9780230252813

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
What is Self-Injury?
Meet the People Who Self-Injure
The Role of Suffering
Self-Injury Rituals
Stigma and Damaged Lives 
Disclosure, Redefinition and Resilience
Self-Injury, Popular Culture and the Internet
Appendices
Bibliography
Index