Projects per year
Self-Injury, Medicine and Society is about accounts of self-injury, of bodies and of the role of sociology in helping to deepen our understanding of what self-injury is; how it functions; and why people might do it. The book provides an appreciative, sociological engagement with accounts of the embodied practice of self-injury. It shows that in order to understand self-injury, it is necessary to engage with widely circulating narratives about the nature of bodies, including that they are separate from, yet containers of 'emotion'. Using a sociological approach, the book examines what self-injury is, how it functions, and why someone might engage in it. It pays close attention to the corporeal aspects of self-injury, attending to the complex ways in which 'lived experience' is narrated. Further, by interrogating the way in which healthcare and psychiatric systems shape our understanding of self-injury, Self-Injury, Medicine and Society aims to re-invigorate traditional discourse on the subject.
- sociology of health and illness
- sociology of the body
- emotion work
- medical sociology
Exploring the meanings of self-harm and substance use among young people in diverse socio-economic contexts
1/02/13 → 31/07/14
Chandler, A., 2015, Recovery and Self-injury: exploring the evidence. Chipmunka Press, p. 1-8 8 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Chandler, A., 2013, In: Sociology of Health & Illness. 35, 5, p. 716-730
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile