In the Flesh
The Cultural Politics of Body Modification
By (author) Victoria Pitts
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In the Flesh by Victoria Pitts
Book DescriptionThrough an interview-based study, Victoria Pitts has researched the subcultural milieu of contemporary body modification, focusing on the ways sexuality, gender and ethnicity are being reconfigured through new body technologies - not only tattooing, but piercing, cyberpunk and such 'neotribal' practices as scarification. She interprets the stories of sixteen body modifiers (as well as some subcultural magazines and films) using the tools of feminist and queer theory. Pitts not only covers a hot topic but also situates it in a theoretical context.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312293116
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 17-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Victoria Pitts
VICTORIA PITTS is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Queen's College, City University of New York.
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