In analyses of tattoo contests, advertising, and modern primitive photographs, the book shows how images of tattooed bodies communicate and disrupt notions of gender, class, and exoticism through their discursive performances. Fenske suggests working within dominant discourse to represent and subvert oppressive gender and class evaluations.
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About the Author
Mindy Fenske is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of South Carolina. She is the winner of the 2005 National Communication Association’s Golden Anniversary Monograph Award for her 2004 essay: “The Aesthetic of the Unfinished: Ethics and Performance.” Recent publications have appeared in Text and Performance Quarterly and Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies.