The Tender Cut: Inside the Hidden World of Self-Injury (2020)

The Tender Cut: Inside the Hidden World of Self-Injury Patricia A. Adler Peter Adler The Tender Cut Inside the Hidden World of Self Injury Choice s Outstanding Academic Title list for Honorable Mention for the Distinguished Book Award presented by the Midwest Sociological Society Honorable Mention for the Charles H Cooley Award
  • Title: The Tender Cut: Inside the Hidden World of Self-Injury
  • Author: Patricia A. Adler Peter Adler
  • ISBN: 9780814705063
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Hardcover
The Tender Cut: Inside the Hidden World of Self-Injury Patricia A. Adler Peter Adler Choice s Outstanding Academic Title list for 20132013 Honorable Mention for the Distinguished Book Award presented by the Midwest Sociological Society Honorable Mention for the Charles H Cooley Award for Outstanding Book from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction Cutting, burning, branding, and bone breaking are all types of self injury, or the deliberate,Choice s Outstanding Academic Title list for 20132013 Honorable Mention for the Distinguished Book Award presented by the Midwest Sociological Society Honorable Mention for the Charles H Cooley Award for Outstanding Book from the Society for the Study of Symbolic InteractionCutting, burning, branding, and bone breaking are all types of self injury, or the deliberate, non suicidal destruction of one s own body tissue, a practice that emerged from obscurity in the 1990s and spread dramatically as a typical behavior among adolescents Long considered a suicidal gesture, The Tender Cut argues instead that self injury is often a coping mechanism, a form of teenage angst, an expression of group membership, and a type of rebellion, converting unbearable emotional pain into manageable physical pain.Based on the largest, qualitative, non clinical population of self injurers ever gathered, noted ethnographers Patricia and Peter Adler draw on 150 interviews with self injurers from all over the world, along with 30,000 40,000 internet posts in chat rooms and communiques Their 10 year longitudinal research follows the practice of self injury from its early days when people engaged in it alone and did not know others, to the present, where a subculture has formed via cyberspace that shares similar norms, values, lore, vocabulary, and interests An important portrait of a troubling behavior, The Tender Cut illuminates the meaning of self injury in the 21st century, its effects on current and former users, and its future as a practice for self discovery or a cry for help.
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One thought on “The Tender Cut: Inside the Hidden World of Self-Injury

  1. Alice

    A warning to readers who may be picking this up for fun, this is less of a book and of a very long, albeit well written sociology paper It can read very very dry if you re not expecting that Coming from a psychology background, the sociological treatment of self injury that this book is based around was, at the least, an exercise in thought for me I appreciated some of the things that they had to say, despite thier obvious disdain for psychology, medicine, and just about everything else besides [...]

  2. Julie

    Read this for class A very well structured sociological dissection of self injury The book compartmentalised its ideas and themes into digestible sections Language was also simple so it made it overall easy to read Gotta say, some of the things discussed in here are pretty morbid It was refreshing seeing self injury explored within a sociological framework as opposed to a psychological, mental disorder way It gave voices to the people who participated in this practice and debunked a lot of assum [...]

  3. Sara

    By far one of the best, most thorough books on self injury that I ve read It is, as some other reviews noted, highly sociological It can get a bit dry it reads like the research report that it is It is geared toward academics rather than the general public Overall, though, it was very well researched, well organized and well written But as a forewarning, the book would be very triggering if you were are involved in self injury Even the cover picture on the edition I read, anyway is triggering, f [...]

  4. Shelby Wittenberg

    If I could give this a negative number is ratings, I would This book does not show you inside the life of a self harmer It practically promotes self harm and gives it the title of a fad IT S NOT A FAD People need to realize how much emotional pain a person needs to be in to take a blade or a burning piece of metal to their skin.

  5. University of Chicago Magazine

    Peter and Patricia Patti Adler, both AM 74AuthorsCutting, burning, branding, and bone breaking are all types of self injury, or the deliberate, non suicidal destruction of one s own body tissue, a practice that emerged from obscurity in the 1990s and spread dramatically as a typical behavior among adolescents Long considered a suicidal gesture, The Tender Cut argues instead that self injury is often a coping mechanism, a form of teenage angst, an expression of group membership, and a type of reb [...]

  6. Stephen Cranney

    The idea of self injury makes me queesy, so it was hard to finish this book, but considering the number of people who self injure about 2% of the population, according to some estimates , it s something to be educated about The authors did a good job exploring the experience itself, the rationales behind it, and the history.

  7. Nzfiend

    A good look at the practicalities of self harm cutting A bit of an eye opener in places, very useful Thank you to the authors for putting this out there They are not going to be making millions out of this publication, but was very worthwhile reading

  8. Monique

    As a result, it spread rapidly among populations vulnerable to this mystique, changing from being something that was generally self invented by individuals in private to a socially learned and contagious behavior.

  9. Tree

    Anecdotal stories on why people hurt themselves There were a number of reasons stated why people would cut or burn themselves It seems mostly about internal distress but also because in some cases it feels good.

  10. Lgerd

    For someone with experience there s nothing new in this work, nothing ground breaking or important It s not an entertaining thing to read either.

  11. Kaitlyn Baas

    The book had a very good way of pulling information from non biased places in order to create theories and conclusions.

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