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In the Flesh

The Cultural Politics of Body Modification

Authors: Pitts, V.

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Through an interview-based study, Victoria Pitts has researched the subcultural milieu of contemporary body modification, focusing on the ways sexuality, gender and ethnicity are being reconfigured through new body technologies - not only tattooing, but piercing, cyberpunk and such 'neotribal' practices as scarification. She interprets the stories of sixteen body modifiers (as well as some subcultural magazines and films) using the tools of feminist and queer theory. Pitts not only covers a hot topic but also situates it in a theoretical context.

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VICTORIA PITTS is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Queen's College, City University of New York.

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'This work provides insight into a relatively understudied segment of the population.' - Debra Moore, Library Journal


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
In the Flesh
Book Subtitle
The Cultural Politics of Body Modification
Authors
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Victoria L. Pitts
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-7943-8
DOI
10.1057/9781403979438
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-38736-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-312-29311-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 239
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