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Customizing the Body: The Art and Culture of Tattooing
     

Customizing the Body: The Art and Culture of Tattooing

by Clinton R. Sanders
 

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Originally published in 1989, this ground-breaking ethnographic exploration of tattooing-and the art world surrounding it-covers the history, anthropology and sociology of body modification practices; the occupational experience of the tattooist; the process and social consequences of becoming a tattooed person; and the prospects of "serious" tattooing becoming an

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Originally published in 1989, this ground-breaking ethnographic exploration of tattooing-and the art world surrounding it-covers the history, anthropology and sociology of body modification practices; the occupational experience of the tattooist; the process and social consequences of becoming a tattooed person; and the prospects of "serious" tattooing becoming an accepted art form. This updated edition offers a new preface by the author and a new chapter focusing on the changes that have occurred in the tattoo world and the scholarly literature that focuses on it.

About the Author:
Clinton R. Sanders is a Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Connecticut

About the Author:
D. Angus Vail is Associate Professor of Sociology at Willamette University in Salem, OR. He is also co-editor (with Erich Goode) of Extreme Deviance

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Sanders (sociology, U. of Connecticut) discusses tattooing as a symbolically meaningful and social act. Of particular interest are interviews with tattoo artists and fans. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877225751
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1989
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
53.45(w) x 8.19(h) x 0.67(d)

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