Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo

Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo

by Margot Mifflin
     
 

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Bodies of Subversion traces the history of women and tattoo in Western society from the early 1880s to the present, charting the special significance tattooing has for women as a powerfully transgressive form of self-expression. “In this provocative work full of intriguing female characters from tattoo history, Margot Mifflin makes a persuasive case for the tattooed…  See more details below

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Bodies of Subversion traces the history of women and tattoo in Western society from the early 1880s to the present, charting the special significance tattooing has for women as a powerfully transgressive form of self-expression. “In this provocative work full of intriguing female characters from tattoo history, Margot Mifflin makes a persuasive case for the tattooed woman as an emblem of female self-expression.” — Susan Faludi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890451004
Publisher:
Juno Books
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
8.49(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

Margot Mifflin writes about women, art, and contemporary culture. She has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, The Believer, and Salon.com, and she lectures about body modification at colleges, museums, and universities nationally. Mifflin is an associate professor in the English Department of Lehman College of the City University of New York (CUNY), and directs the Arts and Culture program at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she also teaches. Her book The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman will be published by The University of Nebraska Press in March.

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