Babiker, Gloria / Arnold, Lois The Language of Injury Comprehending Self-Mutilation
1. Edition January 1997 51.90 Euro 1997. 176 Pages, Softcover ISBN 978-1-85433-234-9 - John Wiley & Sons
Reviews 'Links are made to women's powerlessness in society , their culturally determined dissatisfaction with their bodies and their repression of anger. The important point is made in settings where individual autonomy is restricted, such as prisons where male self-harming behaviour begins to resemble that of women's. Could readers of this book actually find themselves better able to deal with people who self-harm? Quite possibly - I feel that there is much of immediate practical value, in particular the persuasive argument that for many people, self-harm can be a genuine coping mechanism which brings relief from an unbearable mental state. '
'This book is extremely well researched and written. The authors have managed that difficult balance between making sure that all their information is appropriately referenced and keeping the book readable. It is more than readable, it is a book that is really interesting to read...'