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Body Modification : Theory, Culture & Society (Hardcover) - Mike Featherstone

Body Modification

Theory, Culture & Society (Hardcover)

By: Mike Featherstone (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2000
ISBN: 9780761967958
Number Of Pages: 352

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This fascinating collection explores the growing range of body modification practices such as piercing, tattooing, branding, cutting and inserting implants, which have sprung up recently in the West. It asks whether this implies that we are returning to traditional tribal practices of inscribing identities onto bodies on the part of 'modern primitives', or is body modification better understood as purely cosmetic and decorative with body markings merely temporary signs of transferable loyalties? <P>Contributors address the question of the permanence of body transformation through fitness regimes and body building; look at the French performance artist Orlan and the Australian performance artist Stelarc who explored Western standard o</P>

Body Modification
An Introduction
'Modern Primitivism'
Non-Mainstream Body Modification and Racialized Representation
The Possibility of Primitiveness
Towards a Sociology of Body Marks in Cool Societies
Anchoring the (Postmodern) Self? Body Modification, Fashion and Identity
This Body Which Is Not One
Dealing with Differences
Marinetti, Chopin, Stelarc and the Auratic Intensities of the Postmodern Techno-Body
Parasite Visions - Stelarc
Alternate, Intimate and Involuntary Experiences
In Dialogue with 'Posthuman' Bodies
An Interview with Stelarc
An Order of Pure Decision
Un-Natural Selection in the Work of Stelarc and Orlan
Serene and Happy and Distant
An Interview with Orlan
The Sacrificial Body of Orlan
Citation and Subjectivity
Towards a Return of the Embodied Will
Interaction Order and Beyond
A Field Analysis of Body Culture within Fitness Gyms
The Body as Outlaw
Lyotard, Kafka and the Visible Human Project
Creating 'The Perfect Body'
A Variable Project
Body Modification, Self-Mutilation and Agency in Media Accounts of a Subculture
Tattoos and Heroin
A Literary Approach
Performing the Technoscientific Body
Real Video Surgery and the Anatomy Theatre
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ISBN: 9780761967958
ISBN-10: 0761967958
Series: Theory, Culture & Society (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st April 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.67