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Title Self-mutilation [electronic resource] / Mary E. Williams, book editor.
Publication Info. Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2008.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-Opposing Viewpoints In Context    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 228 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 208-220) and index.
Contents How serious a problem is self-mutilation? Self-cutting is a serious problem / D'Arcy Lyness ; Not acting on the urge to cut is a serious problem / Alex Williams ; Most self-injurers do not have an increased risk of suicide / Betsy Bates ; Self-injury affects males as well as females / LifeSIGNS -- Does body modification constitute self-mutilation? Body modification is a form of self-mutilation / Sheila Jeffreys ; Body modification is often a form of self-expression / Kathlyn Gay and Christine Whittington ; Body modification is often a marker of cultural identity / Debbie Jefkin-Elnekave ; Body modification is often a sign of cultural depravity / Melanie Phillips ; Piercing and tattooing can be dangerous / Pippa Wysong ; Cosmetic surgery can be a form of self-mutilation / Virginia L. Blum ; Cosmetic surgery boosts self-esteem / Michelle Copeland -- What triggers self-mutilation? Unrealistic images in the media contribute to self-mutilation / Teen Vogue ; Cultural oppression can trigger self-mutilation / Kimberly Sevcik ; Domestic abuse can trigger self-mutilation / Cathy Fillmore, Colleen Anne Dell, and Elizabeth Fry ; A variety of factors can trigger self-mutilation / Laura E. Gibson ; People who are faking illness may engage in self-mutilation / Marc D. Feldman -- What should be done to reduce self-injurious behavior? Self-injury should be tolerated / Batya Swift Yasgur ; Some websites promoting radical body modification should be censored / Virginia Tressider ; Self-injurers should tell others about their problem / Celia Richardson ; Medical personnel need to respond to self-injurers with more empathy / Zo Eastwick and Alec Grant ; Self-help strategies can reduce self-mutilation / Deb Martinson ; Prevention strategies should be adopted / Cornell University Family Life Development Center ; Western beauty customs should be defined as harmful cultural practices / Sheila Jeffreys.
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Subject Self-mutilation.
Added Author Williams, Mary E., 1960-
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
ISBN 9780737738285 (hardcover)
0737738286 (hardcover)
9780737738292 (pbk.)
0737738294 (pbk.)
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