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Synopsis: Whether fully adorning a biker’s arms or nestled cutely, and discretely, above one’s ankle, tattoos are a commonplace part of modern fashion and expression. But as modern as this permanent accessory can seem, the tattoo, in fact, has ancient and distant roots in Oceana, where it had been practiced for centuries before being taught to Western seafarers. This collection offers both a fascinating look at the early exchanges between European and Pacific cultures surrounding the tattoo and the tattoo’s rising popularity in the West up to the modern day. It is also the first book to thoroughly document the history of tattoos in Oceana itself.
The essays here first document the complex cultural interactions between Oceana and Europe that had sailors, whalers, and explorers bringing tattoos home from their voyages. They then move on to issues surrounding encounter, representation, and exchange, exploring the ways missionaries and the colonial state influenced local tattoo practices, and the ways tattoo culture has since developed, both in the West and the Pacific. Stunningly illustrated, this unique and fascinating history will appeal to anyone interested in the history of tattoos, the culture of Oceania, or native arts.
About the Author: Nicholas Thomas is director and curator of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge, UK. Anna Cole is research coordinator of the Tatau/Tatoo project at Goldsmiths College, London. Bronwen Douglas is adjunct associate professor in the Department of Pacific and Asian History at the Australian National University.
Title: Tattoo - Bodies, Art and Exchange in the ...
Publisher: Reaktion Books
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Book Description REAKTION BOOKS LTD, United Kingdom, 2015. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Fine. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. May have small mark or shelf wear Science and Mathematics>Environmental Studies>General. Book: REMAINDERS, Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 02978186189225601. Bookseller Inventory # 02978186189225601
Book Description Reaktion Books, London, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Reprinted with corrections. 25 x 19 cm. 252pp. Decorated card covers. French flaps. Spine not creased. Illustrated in b&w and colour. Includes references, select bibliography, notes on the editors and contributors, and index. Bookseller Inventory # 60458
Book Description Reaktion Books 2005, 2005. New paperback. May show some slight shelf wear but content fine and unread. Bookseller Inventory # A56688
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Book Description Reaktion Books Ltd, 2005. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. The wraps are slightly shelf rubbed and marked.Minor damp marks.Well bound.[R.K]. Bookseller Inventory # ou26