Skin, Culture and Psychoanalysis
Sheila L. Cavanagh, Angela Failler, Rachel Alpha Johnston Hurst
Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 21, 2013 - Social Science - 277 pages
An interdisciplinary study of skin bridging cultural and psychoanalytic theory to consider how the body's "exterior" is central to human subjectivity and relations. The authors explore racialization, body modification, self-harm, and comedic representations of skin, drawing from the clinical domain, visual arts, popular culture, and literature.
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