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Analyzes the different ways in which people use their bodies for self- expression, looking at the significance of body modification and the ways in which forms of body art and alteration serve individual and cultural needs. Discusses piercing and tatooing, eating disorders, self-cutting, and ritualized consensual sadomasochism. Includes b&w photos. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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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. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP61471551
Book Description Bowling Green State Univ Popular, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May include supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # mon0000841791
Book Description Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0879727098
Book Description Bowling Green State University Popular Press, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: very good +. First Edition. First Edition. Hardcover. 9 1/8" X 6 1/8". ix, 161pp. First printing, no later printings noted. A touch of edgewear to dust jacket with bumping to top corners. Brown cloth over boards, with spine lettered in black. Very gentle bumping to head and tail of spine, else fine. Binding is firm, tight, and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A very attractive first printing of this exploration of body modification as self-expression, serving both individual and cultural needs and including tattooing, piercing, disordered eating, self-mutilation, and ritualized consensual sadomasochism. Seller Inventory # 3475