Skin, Culture and Psychoanalysis

  • Sheila L. Cavanagh
  • Angela Failler
  • Rachel Alpha Johnston Hurst

About this book


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.


culture Didier Anzieu film psychoanalysis psychoanalytic theory visual arts

Editors and affiliations

  • Sheila L. Cavanagh
    • 1
  • Angela Failler
    • 2
  • Rachel Alpha Johnston Hurst
    • 3
  1. 1.York UniversityCanada
  2. 2.University of WinnipegCanada
  3. 3.St. Francis Xavier UniversityCanada

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