A Cultural History of Body Piercing, 1st Edition

  • Bonnie Szumski
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  • ISBN-10: 1601525591
  • ISBN-13: 9781601525598
  • DDC: 391.7
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Since ancient times, tribal cultures around the world have used body piercing to decorate the body, mark rites of passages, and enhance spirituality. Today’s revival of this ancient form of body adornment has brought it to the vanguard of contemporary cultures worldwide.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction: A Little Rebellion or a Sign of Deep Distress?.
2: Body Piercing Loses Its Stigma.
3: Piercing as a Way to Forge Identity.
4: Return of the Tribal.
5: Piercing Today.
Source Notes.
For Further Research.
Picture Credits.
About the Authors.