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Bodies of Subversion : A Secret History of Women and Tattoo - Margot Mifflin

Bodies of Subversion

A Secret History of Women and Tattoo

Hardcover Published: 25th June 2013
ISBN: 9781576876664
Number Of Pages: 160

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In this provocative work, full of intriguing female characters from tattoo history, Margot Mifflin makes a persausive case for the tattooed women as an emblem of female self expression. Illustrated with over 200 photographs, this is the seminal and first book of its type to discuss and portray women and tattoos, which have traditionally been a male preserve.

About the Author

Margot Mifflin writes about women, art, and contemporary culture. She has written for The New York Times," "ARTnews," "Entertainment Weekly," "The Believer," and Salon.com, and she lectures about body modification at colleges, museums, and universities nationally. Mifflin is an associate professor in the English Department of Lehman College of the City University of New York (CUNY), and directs the Arts and Culture program at CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism, where she also teaches. Her book, The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman was published by The University of Nebraska in 2009.

Industry Reviews

"The first conclusive study of women and tattoos Bodies Of Subversion: A Secret History Of Women And Tattoos by Margot Mifflin has been released, and it shows that love 'em or hate 'em tattoos are on the up."
-Grazia (UK)

"Margot Mifflin's newest edition of Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo pasy rightful homage to the foremothers of tattoos and highlights modern goddesses."

"Seeing all these tattooed ladies make us want to go out and get inked!"
-Paper online

ISBN: 9781576876664
ISBN-10: 1576876667
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 25th June 2013
Publisher: powerHouse Books,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 21.1  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.93
Edition Number: 1

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