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Bodies of Inscription A Cultural History of the Modern Tattoo Community

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ISBN-10: 0822324679

ISBN-13: 9780822324676

Edition: 2000

Authors: Margo DeMello, Gayle S. Rubin

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Since the 1980s, tattooing has emerged anew in the United States as a widely appealing cultural, artistic, and social form. In Bodies of Inscription Margo DeMello explains how elite tattooists, magazine editors, and leaders of tattoo organizations have downplayed the working-class roots of tattooing in order to make it more palatable for middle-class consumption. She shows how a completely new set of meanings derived primarily from non-Western cultures has been created to give tattoos an exotic, primitive flavour. Community publications, tattoo conventions, articles in popular magazines, and DeMello's numerous interviews illustrate the interplay between class, culture, and history that…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 1/25/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Finding Community Shops, Conventions, Magazines, and Cyberspace
Cultural Roots The History of Tattooing in the West
Appropriation and Transformation The Origins of the Renaissance
Discourse and Differentiation Media Representation and Tattoo Organizations
The Creation of Meaning IThe New Text
The Creation of Meaning IIThe Tattoo Narratives
Conclusion: The Future of a Movement