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In the Flesh: The Cultural Politics of Body Modification epub

by Victoria Pitts


In the Flesh: The Cultural Politics of Body Modification epub

ISBN: 0312293100

ISBN13: 978-0312293109

Author: Victoria Pitts

Category: Other

Subcategory: Social Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1st edition (May 16, 2003)

Pages: 256 pages

ePUB book: 1763 kb

FB2 book: 1403 kb

Rating: 4.1

Votes: 649

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The Cultural Politics of Body Modification. For Joe. In the flesh.

The Cultural Politics of Body Modification. First published in 2003 by PALGRAVE MACMILLAN™ 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, . 10010 and Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England RG21 6XS.

Victoria Pitts's book "In the Flesh" is the most brilliant analysis of postmodern culture I have ever read. This book does a great job of opening up the lives of body modifiers and situating them clearly in a complex cultural context. Through the lens of recent phenomena in body modification-from the beautifying to the erotic and grotesque-she shows how issues of subjectivity are complexly intertwined with body ces in which the actors at once gain and lose themselves. Victoria Pitts beautifully balances her own qualitative analysis with the voices of those she interviewed.

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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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Modern primitive's engage in activities which reject society at large. Pitts, Victoria L. (2003). ISBN 978-1-4039-7943-8.

Modern primitive's engage in activities which reject society at large. Exploring the self is a personal statement, which society rejects Bodily modification is a metaphysical and spiritually rich act. Modern primitive practices reinforce a rejection of a cultural norm in such a way as it appears understandable as in opposition to the mainstream.

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The 1990s saw the dramatic rise of spectacular forms of body modification, which included the tattoo renaissance and the rise in body piercing, the emergence of neo-tribal practices like scarification and flesh hanging, and the invention of new, high-tech forms of body art like subdermal.

The 1990s saw the dramatic rise of spectacular forms of body modification, which included the tattoo renaissance and the rise in body piercing, the emergence of neo-tribal practices like scarification and flesh hanging, and the invention of new, high-tech forms of body art like subdermal implants. meVPitts In the Flesh The Cultural Politics of Body Modification 2003.

TThe 1990s saw the dramatic rise of spectacular forms of body modification, which included the tattoo renaissance and the rise in body piercing, the emergence of neo-tribal practices like scarification and flesh hanging, and the invention of new, high-tech forms of body art like subdermal implants. This book, based on years of interviews with body modifiers throughout the United States, is both sympathetic and critical and provides the most comprehensive look at this phenomenon. From punk rock to "modern primitives," from queer sadomasochism to cyberpunks, sociologist Victoria Pitts provides insight into the full range of body modification subcultures. Whether by turning themselves into female punks, neo-tribal "primitives" or science fiction cyborgs, body modifiers are engaged in the project of "reclaiming" their bodies from the machine of modern life. Pitts explores the connections between body modification and contemporary struggles over sex and gender, and widespread attitudes about identity, consumption, and the body.
Great book on body modification.
Very interesting read. I recommend it for people interested in some Body Mod history
Just what we needed. Thanks,
The general tone of this book is very much like a second rate graduate thesis. It manages to be blandly academic in terms of style yet with none of the rigor one would associate with a decent sociology text. For example the author appears to have interviewed a grand total of about five people. Also none of the people interviewed are particularly interesting characters; the focus seems to be people recovering from sexual abuse or people affirming their sexuality by getting branded.

Now I don't have a problem with this phenomenon, I think its pretty interesting but If you want to read that kind of thing you can find tons of it free on Bmezine. Bmezine, has tones of experience stories like this, actual pictures and a means to contact people actually involved.

If you scrape away the interviews all you have left are the authors opinions about modification and a few cheap sudo cyberpunk photo's.

If you want a good read about body modification read the modern primitives re search title and the industrial culture handbook. I don't really have any good academic recommendations but I bet with a bit of research you can find something a lot better than this.
Victoria Pitts's book "In the Flesh" is the most brilliant analysis of postmodern culture I have ever read. Through the lens of recent phenomena in body modification--from the beautifying to the erotic and grotesque--she shows how issues of subjectivity are complexly intertwined with body strategies--performances in which the actors at once gain and lose themselves. With exquisite analysis of fascinating subjects and clear-minded use of postmodern theory, her book is the epitome of rigorous scholarship, both theoretical and empirical. It is, in a word, a theory of flesh and its agencies; but beyond the body, it offers us a scaffolding from which to view the painfully complex issues of contemporary culture at large.
The book deals with a myriad of social issues pertaning to the body and its modification to show both resistance and conformaty to mainstreem and subculture respectively. And indeed the book was interesting to read once and maybe twice if one is writing their masters thesis or doctoral dissertaion. However, I felt that the book would someteimes just drag on and on. What was however interesting was the course that included the book in its uses. The work is very academic, professional and worth the time to read.
This book does a great job of opening up the lives of body modifiers and situating them clearly in a complex cultural context. Victoria Pitts beautifully balances her own qualitative analysis with the voices of those she interviewed. This book is accessible while still delving deeply into social theory. Pitts neither romanticizes nor objectifies body modifiers. Instead she honestly explores their narratives, from "reclaiming," to "queer," to "modern primitive" to "cyberpunk." I'd recommend this book to any reader interested in cultural studies, body modification, social theory, deviance, the construction of identity, or the politics of bodies.
This claims to be an academic study of body modification. When I started reading it, I thought I was reading something published by The Onion. As I read more, it seemed as though it was really an academic study. Reading even more, I began to see that this was due only to its form, which is accurately patterned after the learned writings of academe. I still can't decide whether this book is a very clever parody of academic work, or a real report of very un-clever academic activity.
After 20-30 minutes of reading this potentially interesting book, I gave up in boredom and disbelief. It has nice pictures of cutting-edge "far out" people with interesting tattoos, piercings, etc., but other than being good for a few chuckles, the text is a near-total waste.