Mutilating the Body: Identity in Blood and Ink
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 bandw photos. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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