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The Resource In the flesh : the cultural politics of body modification, Victoria L. Pitts

In the flesh : the cultural politics of body modification, Victoria L. Pitts

Label
In the flesh : the cultural politics of body modification
Title
In the flesh
Title remainder
the cultural politics of body modification
Statement of responsibility
Victoria L. Pitts
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The 1990s saw the dramatic rise of spectacular forms of body modification, which included the tattoo renaissance and the rise in body piercing, the emergence of neo-tribal practices like scarification and flesh hanging, and the invention of new, high-tech forms of body art like subdermal implants. This book, based on years of interviews with body modifiers throughout the United States, is both sympathetic and critical and provides the most comprehensive look at this phenomenon. From punk rock to "modern primitives," from queer sadomasochism to cyberpunks, sociologist Victoria Pitts provides insight into the full range of body modification subcultures. Whether by turning themselves into female punks, neo-tribal "primitives" or science fiction cyborgs, body modifiers are engaged in the project of "reclaiming" their bodies from the machine of modern life. Pitts explores the connections between body modification and contemporary struggles over sex and gender, and widespread attitudes about identity, consumption, and the body"--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pitts-Taylor, Victoria
Dewey number
391.6/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN419.15
LC item number
.P57 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Body marking
  • Scarification (Body marking)
  • Body piercing
  • Tattooing
  • Human body
  • Body Image
  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Tattooing
Label
In the flesh : the cultural politics of body modification, Victoria L. Pitts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-234) 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
Contents
Bodies of power: new body art technologies -- Subversive bodies, invented selves: theorizing body politics -- Reclaiming the female body: women body modifiers and feminist debates -- Visibly queer: body technologies and sexual politics -- Modern primitivism and the deployment of the other -- Cyberpunk, biomedicine, and the high-tech body -- Reading the postmodern techno-body
Control code
51389223
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Palgrave Macmillan ed.
Extent
vi, 239 pages
Isbn
9780312293109
Lccn
2002044979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
In the flesh : the cultural politics of body modification, Victoria L. Pitts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-234) 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
Contents
Bodies of power: new body art technologies -- Subversive bodies, invented selves: theorizing body politics -- Reclaiming the female body: women body modifiers and feminist debates -- Visibly queer: body technologies and sexual politics -- Modern primitivism and the deployment of the other -- Cyberpunk, biomedicine, and the high-tech body -- Reading the postmodern techno-body
Control code
51389223
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Palgrave Macmillan ed.
Extent
vi, 239 pages
Isbn
9780312293109
Lccn
2002044979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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