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Why do We Hurt Ourselves? Understanding Self-Harm in Social Life

Brossard, Baptiste

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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...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/161046

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