Modern Primitives: Tattoo, Piercing, Scarification - An Investigation of Contemporary Adornment & Ritual edited by V. Vale and Andrea Juno

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An anthropological inquiry into a contemporary social enigma--the increasingly popular revival of ancient human decoration practices such as symbolic/deeply personal tattooing, multiple piercings, and ritual scarification. 'Primitive' actions which rupture conventional confines of behavior and aesthetics are objectively scrutinized. In context of the death of global frontiers, this volume charts the territory of the last remaining underdeveloped source of first-hand the human body.

Re/Search, 1989.
ISBN: 9780940642140. 211 pp.
Re/Search #12.
Softcover. Near fine.
Owner's stamp.