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Tattoo An Anthropology

ISBN-10: 1845201558
ISBN-13: 9781845201555
Edition: 2005
Authors: Makiko Kuwahara
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Description: In the 1830s, missionaries in French Polynesia sought to suppress the traditional art of tattooing because they believed it to be a barbaric practice. More than 150 years later, tattooing is once again thriving in French Polynesia. This engrossing  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 7/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

In the 1830s, missionaries in French Polynesia sought to suppress the traditional art of tattooing because they believed it to be a barbaric practice. More than 150 years later, tattooing is once again thriving in French Polynesia. This engrossing book documents the meaning of tattooing in contemporary French Polynesian society. In this case, its resurgence is part of a vibrant cultural revival movement. Kuwahara examines the complex significance of the art, including its relationship to gender, youth culture, ethnicity and prison life. She also provides unique photographic evidence of the sophisticated techniques and varied forms that characterize French Polynesian tattooing today.

List of illustrations
Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
The Corporeality of Tattooing and Identities
Ideology and the Body
Ideological Shifts of Tahitian Tattoo History
The Temporality of Tattooing
The Spatiality of Tattooing
Methodology of the Study of the Body
The Structure of the Book
Discontinuity and Displacement: Place and History of Tattooing
Recovering Ma'ohi Skin - Renaissance of Contemporary Tattooing
Tattooing from the Late Eighteenth Century to the Early Nineteenth Century
Conclusion
Practice and Form
Practice of Tattooing
Form of Tattoos
Categories of Tattoo Form
Conclusion
Marking Taure'are'a: Social Relationships and Tattooing
Gender, Ethnic and Age Differences in Tahitian Society
Tattooists in Tahiti
Tahitian Tattoo World
Creation and Transformation of Tattooing
Conclusion
Exchanges in Taputapuatea: Localization and Globalization
Tatau i Taputapuatea
Tahitian and Non-Tahitian Interest in Other Tattooing
The Ownership and Transmission of Tattooing
Friendship Bonds in the Tahitian Tattoo World
Exchange in Taputapuatea
Non-Polynesian Tattooing: The Case of Michel Raapoto
Four Ownerships of Tattoo
Conclusion
Dancing and Tattooing at Festivals: Tahitian, Polynesian and Marquesan Identities
Festivals and Images of Islands
Heiva
Festival of Pacific Arts
Marquesan Art Festival
Conclusion
Inscribing the Past, Present and Future: In Nuutania Prison
The Road to Nuutania Prison
Le centre penitentiaire de Nuutania
Prison Life and Tattooing
The Inmate Tattooists
The Spatiality of Prison Tattooing
Body in the Past, Present and Future
Conclusion
Conclusion
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography

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