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Bodies under siege

Armando R. Favazza

Bodies under siege

self-mutilation, nonsuicidal self-injury, and body modification in culture and psychiatry

by Armando R. Favazza

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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementArmando R. Favazza
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRC552.S4 F38 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24538943M
ISBN 100801899656, 0801899664
ISBN 109780801899652, 9780801899669
LC Control Number2010025284

Known 14th-century sources are of little help; they refer repeatedly to an eastern origin, but none of the reports is first-hand. Favazza Armando R. By the s, Caffa was again a thriving city, heavily fortified within two concentric walls. He pleads for understanding for a group of patients who are often seen as bizarre and repellent. Origin of the 14th-Century Pandemic Figure 1 Figure 1.

Drawing from the latest case studies from clinical psychiatry he broadens our understanding of self-mutilation and body modification and explores their surprising connections to the elemental experiences of healing, religions, salvation, and social balance. We will be reading much more about self-mutilative behavior in the coming years, and this book is the place to begin. The second edition of Bodies Under Siege is the major source of information about self-mutilation, a much misunderstood behavior that is now coming into public awareness. I know that having read it I will see my next self-mutilating patient through more insightful and compassionate eyes. Favazza, M.

The Black Death. Geneva: World Health Organization; Historians generally agree that the outbreak moved west out of the steppes north of the Black and Caspian Seas, and its spread through Europe and the Middle East is fairly well documented Figure 1. The epidemics of the Middle Ages. There, hemmed in by an immense army, they could hardly draw breath, although food could be shipped in, which offered them some hope. Much maritime commerce probably continued throughout this period, from other Crimean ports.


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Bodies under siege book

With the publication of Bodies Under Siege, a book described in the New York Times Magazine July 17, as "the first to comprehensively explore self-mutilation," Dr. The Assessment, Psychology, and Biology of Self-injury Thus death entered through the windows, and as cities and towns were depopulated their inhabitants mourned their dead neighbours.

The second edition of Bodies Under Siege is the major source of information about self-mutilation, a much misunderstood behavior that is now coming into public awareness. But Favazza says he thinks there are 'tremendous parallels' between body modification and self-injurious behavior.

The disease that caused this catastrophic pandemic has, since Hecker 6generally been considered to have been plague, a zoonotic disease caused by the gram-negative bacterium Yersinia pestis, the principal reservoir for which is wild rodents 7 — Favazza describes the skin as one of the most simple physiological organs of the human body; yet this relatively simple organ has a very complex impact on human psychology.

Armando Favazza

Favazza This work analyzes the complex issues surrounding self-mutilation, drawing on case studies from clinical psychiatry and cultural anthropology to show that the phenomenon is deeply embedded culturally, and far more common than is often thought.

He does not claim to have witnessed any of the Asian events he describes and often uses a passive voice for descriptions. Favazza Armando R. Relations between Italian traders and their Mongol hosts were uneasy, and in Toqtai, Kahn of the Golden Horde, arrested the Italian residents of Sarai, and besieged Caffa.

Trade along the Don connected Tana to Central Russia, and overland caravan routes linked it to Sarai and thence to the Far East 1219 The siege of Caffa, for all of its dramatic appeal, probably had no more than anecdotal importance in the spread of plague, a macabre incident in terrifying times.

Janibeg renewed the siege in but was again forced to lift it after a year, this time by an epidemic of plague that devastated his forces. We will be reading much more about self-mutilative behavior in the coming years, and this book is the place to begin.

Ritual body modification behaviors are traditional and reflect the history, spiritualism, and beliefs of a society. Geneva: World Health Organization; Document zur Geschichte des schwarzen Todes. Favazza presents data on the Bible, on how Christians and Jews over the centuries have interpreted these data, and how psychiatry regards them.

Washington: American Public Health Association; Several considerations incline me to trust his account: this was probably not the only, nor the first, instance of apparent attempts to transmit disease by hurling biological material into besieged cities; it was within the technical capabilities of besieging armies of the time; and it is consistent with medieval notions of disease causality Favazza makes sense out of seemingly senseless self-mutilative behaviors by providing both a useful classification and examination of the ways in which the behaviors provide effective but temporary relief from troublesome symptoms such as overwhelming anxiety, racing thoughts, and depersonalization.

I know that having read it I will see my next self-mutilating patient through more insightful and compassionate eyes. The siege of Caffa lasted until Februarywhen it was lifted after an Italian relief force killed 15, Mongol troops and destroyed their siege machines Drawing from the latest case studies from clinical psychiatry he broadens our understanding of self-mutilation and body modification and explores their surprising connections to the elemental experiences of healing, religions, salvation, and social balance.

Understanding Self-injury And soon the rotting corpses tainted the air and poisoned the water supply, and the stench was so overwhelming that hardly one in several thousand was in a position to flee the remains of the Tartar army. No one knew, or could discover, a means of defense.

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Such transmission would have been especially likely at Caffa, where cadavers would have been badly mangled by being hurled, and many of the defenders probably had cut or abraded hands from coping with the bombardment.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. This distance is necessary to have a healthy margin of safety from arrows and artillery and to provide space for logistical support and other military activities between the encampments and the front lines.May 09,  · Bodies Under Siege presents information about self-mutilation form differing perspectives.

Biological data are considered, as are psychological and social data. Since biology, psychology, and social forces do not exist in a vacuum, the author attempted to place them within the overarching web or culture in order to produce a meaningful synthesis/5(). Armando Favazza (born in Brooklyn, New York City) is an American author and psychiatrist best known for his studies of cultural psychiatry, deliberate self-harm, and atlasbowling.coma's Bodies Under Siege: Self-mutilation in Culture and Psychiatry () was the first psychiatric book on this topic.

His work, PsychoBible: Behavior, Religion, and the Holy Book presents objective data. Jun 22,  · Free Online Library: Algerian fiction and the civil crisis: bodies under siege. by "World Literature Today"; Literature, writing, book reviews Body, Human Portrayals Civil war Human body.

* British Journal of Psychiatry * Bodies Under Siege is an excellent book dealing with self-mutilation in depth and breadth. It is a clinical volume that should be of use to all in the mental health field. The book is also an anthropological contribution to the understanding of what it means to be human.5/5(1).

* British Journal of Psychiatry * Bodies Under Siege is an excellent book dealing with self-mutilation in depth and breadth.

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