Tattoo: An Anthropology by Makiko Kuwuhara

Tattoo: An Anthropology by Makiko Kuwuhara

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Documents the meaning of tattooing in contemporary French Polynesian society. This work examines the complex significance of the art, including its relationship to gender, youth culture, ethnicity and prison life. It also provides photographic evidence of the sophisticated techniques and varied forms that characterize French Polynesian tattooing.

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In the 1830s, missionaries in French Polynesia sought to suppress the traditional art of tattooing, because they believed it to be a barbaric practice. More than 150 years later, tattooing is once again thriving in French Polynesia. This engrossing book documents the meaning of tattooing in contemporary French Polynesian society. As a permanent inscription, a tattoo makes a powerful statement about identity and culture. In this case, its resurgence is part of a vibrant cultural revival movement. Kuwahara examines the complex significance of the art, including its relationship to gender, youth culture, ethnicity and prison life. She also provides unique photographic evidence of the sophisticated techniques and varied forms that characterize French Polynesian tattooing today. Winner of The Japanese Society for Oceanic Studies Award 2005.

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SKU GOR006006376
Title Tattoo: An Anthropology
Author By (author) Makiko Kuwuhara
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 2005
Number of Pages 290
ISBN 10 1845201558
ISBN 13 9781845201555
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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In the 1830s, missionaries in French Polynesia sought to suppress the traditional art of tattooing, because they believed it to be a barbaric practice. More than 150 years later, tattooing is once again thriving in French Polynesia. This engrossing book documents the meaning of tattooing in contemporary French Polynesian society. As a permanent inscription, a tattoo makes a powerful statement about identity and culture. In this case, its resurgence is part of a vibrant cultural revival movement. Kuwahara examines the complex significance of the art, including its relationship to gender, youth culture, ethnicity and prison life. She also provides unique photographic evidence of the sophisticated techniques and varied forms that characterize French Polynesian tattooing today. Winner of The Japanese Society for Oceanic Studies Award 2005.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR006006376
Title Tattoo: An Anthropology
Author By (author) Makiko Kuwuhara
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 2005
Number of Pages 290
ISBN 10 1845201558
ISBN 13 9781845201555
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No