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dc.contributor.authorMillard, Chris
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-18 13:36:15
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T12:39:16Z
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-06 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-18 13:36:15
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T12:39:16Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T12:39:16Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier1000110
dc.identifierOCN: 1076771483en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/29839
dc.description.abstractThis book is the first account of self-harming behaviour in its proper historical and political context. The rise of self-cutting and overdosing in the 20th century is linked to the sweeping changes in mental and physical health, and wider political context. The welfare state, social work, Second World War, closure of the asylums, even the legalization of suicide, are all implicated in the prominence of self harm in Britain. The rise of 'overdosing as a cry for help' is linked to the integration of mental and physical healthcare, the NHS, and the change in the law on suicide and attempted suicide. The shift from overdosing to self-cutting as the most prominent 'self-damaging' behaviour is also explained, linked to changes in hospital organization and the wider rise of neoliberal politics. Appreciation of history and politics is vital to understanding the psychological concerns over these self-harming behaviours.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MB Medicine: general issues::MBX History of medicine
dc.subject.otherpolitical context
dc.subject.otherbritain
dc.subject.otheroverdosing
dc.subject.otherself-harming behaviour
dc.subject.otherself harm
dc.subject.otherhistorical context
dc.subject.otherself-cutting
dc.titleChapter 5 Self-Harm as Self-Cutting: Inpatients and Internal Tension
dc.title.alternativeA Genealogy of Cutting and Overdosing
dc.typechapter
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy6c6992af-b843-4f46-859c-f6e9998e40d5
oapen.relation.isPartOfBook3bbd914d-9d12-4396-84a1-241eb965931b
oapen.relation.isFundedByd859fbd3-d884-4090-a0ec-baf821c9abfd
oapen.collectionWellcome
oapen.imprintPalgrave Macmillan
oapen.pages268
oapen.place.publicationBasingstoke
oapen.chapternumber5
oapen.grant.number89708
oapen.identifier.ocn1076771483


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