Why Do We Hurt Ourselves?: Understanding Self-harm In Social Life

June 14, 2018|
Why Do We Hurt Ourselves?: Understanding Self-harm In Social Life by Baptiste Brossard
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Why does an estimated 5% of the general population intentionally and repeatedly hurt themselves? What are the reasons certain people resort to self-injury as a way to manage their daily lives? In Why Do We Hurt Ourselves, sociologist Baptiste Brossard draws on a five-year survey of self-injurers and suggests that the answers can be traced to social, more than personal, causes. Self-injury is not a matter of disturbed individuals resorting to hurting themselves in the face of individual weaknesses and difficulties. Rather, self-injury is the reaction of individuals to the tensions that compose, day after day, the tumultuousness of their social life and position. Self-harm is a practice that people use to self-control and maintain order-to calm down, or to avoid "going haywire" or "breaking everything." More broadly, through this research Brossard works to develop a perspective on the contemporary social world at large, exploring quests for self-control in modern Western societies.

Baptiste Brossard, a French sociologist, is Lecturer at the Australian National University.
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Title:Why Do We Hurt Ourselves?: Understanding Self-harm In Social Life
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:210 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:210 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 in
Published:June 14, 2018
Publisher:Indiana University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780253036407

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