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Tattoos, Desire and Violence: Marks of Resistance in Literature, Film and Television

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Whether they graphically depict an individual's or a community's beliefs, express the defiance of authority, or brand marginalized groups, tattoos are a means of interpersonal communication that dates back thousands of years. Evidence of the tattoo's place in today's popular culture is all around?in advertisements, on the stereotypical outlaw character in films and television, in supermarket machines that dispense children's wash-away tattoos, and even in the production of a tattooed Barbie doll. This book explores the tattoo's role, primarily as an emblem of resistance and marginality, in recent literature, film, and television. The association of tattoos with victims of the Holocaust, slaves, and colonized peoples; with gangs, inmates, and other marginalized groups; and the connection of the tattoo narrative to desire and violence are discussed at length.

Book News Annotation:

Beeler (English, U. of Northern British Columbia, Prince George) offers a cross-cultural examination of numerous tattoo narratives from 20th-century and contemporary works, including fiction and film about and by women, tattoo memoirs, yakuza gang films, the television prison drama Oz, Holocaust fiction, and the long-running television series The X-Files. Beeler explores the ways in which tattoos function as more than an aesthetic device or visual image in these examples from literature, film, and television, as her analysis highlights the tattoo as an emblem of resistance and marginality, and considers the interrelationship between the visual and narrative components of tattoo culture. For scholars of gender and women's studies, visual culture, literature, and general readers interested in body art and popular culture.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Beeler (English, U. of Northern British Columbia, Prince George) offers a cross-cultural examination of numerous tattoo narratives from 20th-century and contemporary works, including fiction and film about and by women, tattoo memoirs, yakuza gang films, the television prison drama Oz, Holocaust fiction, and the long-running television series The X-Files. Beeler explores the ways in which tattoos function as more than an aesthetic device or visual image in these examples from literature, film, and television, as her analysis highlights the tattoo as an emblem of resistance and marginality, and considers the interrelationship between the visual and narrative components of tattoo culture. For scholars of gender and women's studies, visual culture, literature, and general readers interested in body art and popular culture. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The work explores the tattoo in a different context, one of resistance and marginality, and draws attention to the important relationship between the visual and the narrative components of tattoo culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786423897
Publisher:
McFarland & Company
Subject:
Social aspects
Author:
Beeler, Karin
Subject:
Television - History & Criticism
Subject:
Tattoos, Mehndi, & Body Painting
Subject:
Tattooing
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Tattoos, Mehndi, & Body Painting, Etc.
Subject:
Body Art & Tattooing
Subject:
Culture in motion pictures
Subject:
Tattooing -- Social aspects.
Subject:
General-General
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
230
Dimensions:
9.04x6.06x.54 in. .74 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The work explores the tattoo in a different context, one of resistance and marginality, and draws attention to the important relationship between the visual and the narrative components of tattoo culture.
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