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dc.contributor.authorMillard, Chris
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.date.submitted2016-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2020-03-18 13:36:15
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T14:22:54Z
dc.identifier588639
dc.identifierOCN: 938001024
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/32928
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/29019
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.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::M Medicine and Nursing::MB Medicine: general issues::MBX History of medicineen_US
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.subject.othermedicine
dc.subject.otherhistory
dc.subject.otherGreat Britain
dc.subject.othersocial history
dc.subject.otherpsychiatry
dc.subject.otherHospital
dc.subject.otherMental disorder
dc.subject.otherPoison
dc.subject.otherPonyo language
dc.subject.otherPsychiatry
dc.subject.otherSocial environment
dc.subject.otherSuicide
dc.subject.otherSuicide attempt
dc.titleA History of Self-Harm in Britain
dc.title.alternativeA Genealogy of Cutting and Overdosing
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1057/9781137529626
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy9fa3421d-f917-4153-b9ab-fc337c396b5a
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 1 Early Twentieth-Century Self-Harm: Cut Throats, General and Mental Medicine
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter Acknowledgements
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 5 Self-Harm as Self-Cutting: Inpatients and Internal Tension
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter Bibliography
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter Conclusion: The Politics of Self-Harm: Social Setting and Self-Regulation
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter Introduction: Self-Harm from Social Setting to Neurobiology
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 2 Communicative Self-Harm: War, NHS and Social Work
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 4 Self-Harm as a Result of Domestic Distress
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 3 Self-Harm Becomes Epidemic: Mental Health (1959) and Suicide (1961) Acts
oapen.relation.isFundedByWellcome Trust
oapen.relation.isFundedByd859fbd3-d884-4090-a0ec-baf821c9abfd
oapen.relation.isbn9781137529626
oapen.collectionWellcome
oapen.imprintPalgrave Macmillan
oapen.pages268
oapen.place.publicationBasingstoke
oapen.grant.number89708
dc.relationisFundedByd859fbd3-d884-4090-a0ec-baf821c9abfd
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