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Overview

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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592138883
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Edition description: Revised and Updated
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,195,250
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface to the Revised and Expanded Edition     vii
Preface to the First Edition     xxi
Introduction: Body Alteration, Artistic Production, and the Social World of Tattooing     1
Becoming and Being a Tattooed Person     36
The Tattooist: Tattooing as a Career and an Occupation     62
The Tattoo Relationship: Risk and Social Control in the Studio     117
Conclusion: Tattooing and the Social Definition of Art     149
Epilogue 2008: Body Modification Then and Now   Clinton R. Sanders   D. Angus Vail     164
Methodological Appendix     189
Selected Tattoo Artist Websites     203
Notes     205
References     221
Index     239
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