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Author Lemma, Alessandra.

Title Under the skin : a psychoanalytic study of body modification / Alessandra Lemma
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2010


Description 1 online resource (viii, 205 pages)
Contents Introduction: The body as canvas -- Chapter 1. As you desire me -- Chapter 2. The symptom of ugliness -- Chapter 3. Mirrors -- Chapter 4. Being seen or being watched -- Chapter 5. Occupied territories and foreign parts: Reclaiming the body -- Chapter 6. Copies without originals: Envy and the maternal body -- Chapter 7. The botoxing of experience -- Chapter 8. Ink, holes and scars -- Conclusion: An order of pure decision
Summary Considers why people pierce, tattoo, cosmetically enhance, or otherwise modify their body, from a psychoanalytic perspective, discussing how the therapist can understand and help individuals who feel body modification is necessary
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Tattooing -- Psychological aspects
Body piercing -- Psychological aspects
Permanent makeup -- Psychological aspects
Body Modification, Non-Therapeutic -- psychology
Psychoanalytic interpretation.
Psychoanalytic Interpretation
Psychoanalytic Theory
ART -- Body Art & Tattooing.
Psychoanalytic interpretation.
Tattooing -- Psychological aspects.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009033331
ISBN 9780203857984