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Title Body modification / edited by Mike Featherstone
Published London : Sage Publications, 2000


Description 347 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Series Body & society ; vol.5, nos.2-3
Contents Body modification: an introduction / Mike Featherstone -- 'Modern primitivism': non-mainstream body modification and racialized representation / Christian Klesse -- The possibility of primitiveness: towards a sociology of body marks in cool societies / Bryan S. Turner -- Anchoring the (postmodern) self? Body modification, fashion and identity / Paul Sweetman -- This body which is not one: dealing with differences / Margrit Shildrick -- Marinetti, Chopin, Stelarc and the auratic intensities of the postmodern techno-body / Nicholas Zurbrugg -- Parasite visions: alternate, intimate and involuntary experiences / Stelarc -- In dialogue with 'posthuman' bodies: interview with Stelarc / Ross Farnell -- An order of pure decision: un-natural selection in the work of Stelarc and Orlan / Jane Goodall -- Serene and happy and distant: an interview with Orlan / Robert Ayers -- The sacrificial body of Orlan / Julie Clarke -- Citation and subjectivity: towards a return of the emboided will / Roy Boyne -- Interaction order and beyond: a field analysis of body culture within fitness gyms / Roberta Sassatelli -- The body as outlaw: Lyotard, Kafka and the visible human project / Neal Curtis -- Creating 'the perfect body': a variable project / Lee Monaghan -- Body modification, self-mutilation and agency in media accounts of a subculture / Victoria Pitts -- Tattoos and heroin: a literary approach / Kevin McCarron -- Performing the technoscientific body: real video surgery and the anatomy theatre / Eugene Thacker
Summary "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? 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 of beauty by experimenting on their own bodies with surgery and prosthetics; and explore the construction of the anatomy of a virtual body in Real Video Surgery and the Visible Human Project." -- Publisher's website
Related To Simultaneously published as Body & society vol.5, nos. 2-3
Notes Simultaneously published as Body & society vol.5, nos.2-3
Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Issuing Body Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society
Subject Orlan.
Human body -- Social aspects.
Body marking -- Social aspects.
Primitivism -- Social aspects.
Performance art -- Social aspects.
Human body -- Symbolic aspects.
Body marking.
Author Featherstone, Mike.
Nottingham Trent University. Theory, Culture & Society Centre
LC no. 2001271469
ISBN 0761967958 cased
0761967966 paperback
OTHER TI Theory, culture & society.
Body & society.
Other Titles Body & society