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The Resource Under the skin : a psychoanalytic study of body modification, Alessandra Lemma

Under the skin : a psychoanalytic study of body modification, Alessandra Lemma

Label
Under the skin : a psychoanalytic study of body modification
Title
Under the skin
Title remainder
a psychoanalytic study of body modification
Statement of responsibility
Alessandra Lemma
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Under the Skin considers the motivation behind why people pierce, tattoo, cosmetically enhance, or otherwise modify their body, from a psychoanalytic perspective. It discusses how the therapist can understand and help individuals for whom the manipulation of the body is felt to be psychically necessary, regardless of whether the process of modification causes pain." "In this book, psychoanalyst Alessandra Lemma draws on her work in the consulting room, as well as films, fiction, art and clinical research, to suggest that the motivation for extensively modifying the surface of the body, and being excessively preoccupied with its appearance, comes from the person's internal world - under their skin." "Under the Skin provides a detailed study of the challenges posed by our embodied nature through an exploration of the unconscious phantasies that underlie the need for body modification, making it essential reading for all clinicians working with those who are preoccupied with their appearance and modify their bodies including psychotherapists, counsellors, psychiatrists and psychologists." --Book Jacket
  • "Topics covered include: body image disturbance; appearance anxiety; body dysmorphic disorder; the psychological function of cosmetic surgery, tattooing, piercing and scarification."--Cover p. [4]
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lemma, Alessandra
Dewey number
391.6/5
Index
index present
LC call number
GT2345
LC item number
.L46 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tattooing
  • Body piercing
  • Permanent makeup
  • Body marking
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Body Modification, Non-Therapeutic
  • Psychoanalytic Interpretation
Label
Under the skin : a psychoanalytic study of body modification, Alessandra Lemma
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
432443015
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9780415485708
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009033331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)432443015
Label
Under the skin : a psychoanalytic study of body modification, Alessandra Lemma
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
432443015
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9780415485708
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009033331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)432443015

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