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The Practice of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

A Sociological Enquiry

Andrea M Mayrhofer

Contents: Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) – The question of intent – Aetiologies, meanings and functions of NSSI – The self: an object and a subject – The body as canvas – Addictive propensities – Mediation, ideation and imitation of NSSI.