This scholarly discussion places acts of body mutilation within a conceptual framework that explores their similarities and dissimilarities, but ultimately interprets them as acts that ask to be witnessed. The author explores self-mutilation through history and across cultural divisions.
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Kim Hewitt is a writer who is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in American Civilization at the University of Texas at Austin. Her interests include the history and influence of eastern philosophies in the United States, utopian communities, spirituality, and altered consciousness.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
From Jacket: The language of the body cannot be denied. In today's culture, many people are claiming their bodies as their prime material to create and express their identity--scratching, starving, tattooing, and piercing their desire for autonomy and spirituality upon their bodies. They instinctively turn to the body as a potent medium of flesh and blood, pleasurable and painful sensations, and adornment that enables them to write their stories upon their bodies.
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Book Description Bowling Green State Univ Popular Pr, 1997. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP61471551
Book Description Bowling Green State Univ Popular, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000841791