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Mutilating the body : identity in blood and ink

Author: Kim Hewitt
Publisher: Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mutilating the Body: Identity in Blood and Ink is an analysis of the different ways in which people use their bodies for self-expression that considers the significance of body modification and how different forms of body art and alteration serve individual and cultural needs. The book also addresses eating disorders, self-cutting, and ritualized consensual sadomasochism.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hewitt, Kim.
Mutilating the body.
Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)619916259
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Hewitt
ISBN: 0879727098 9780879727093 0879727101 9780879727109
OCLC Number: 35262408
Description: ix, 161 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Etching identity on the body --
Pain as a pathway to social and spiritual identity --
Anorexia and self-mutilation diagnosed as pathological --
Adornment: tattooing and piercing --
Edging toward the mainstream --
Conclusion: the cultural significance of self-mutilation.
Responsibility: Kim Hewitt.

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This title concerns the different ways in which people use their bodies for self-expression: tattooing, piercing, self-mutilation, which serve both individual and cultural needs.  Read more...

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