Encyclopedia of Body Adornment, 1st Edition

  • Margo DeMello
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  • ISBN-10: 0313064059
  • ISBN-13: 9780313064050
  • DDC: 391.6
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 326 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

All cultures everywhere have attempted to change their body in an attempt to meet their cultural standards of beauty, as well as their religious and or social obligations. In addition, people modify and adorn their bodies as part of the complex process of creating and re-creating their personal and social identities. Body painting has probably been practiced since the Paleolithic as archaeological evidence indicates, and the earliest human evidence of tattooing goes back to the Neolithic with mummies found in Europe, Central Asia, the Andes and the Middle East. Adornments such as jewelry have been found in the earliest human graves and bodies unearthed from five thousand years ago show signs of intentional head shaping. It is clear that adorning and modifying the body is a central human practice. Over 200 entries address the major adornments and modifications, their historical and cross-cultural locations, and the major cultural groups and places in which body modification has been central to social and cultural practices.

This encyclopedia also includes background information on the some of the central figures involved in creating and popularizing tattooing, piercing, and other body modifications in the modern world. Finally, the book addresses some of the major theoretical issues surrounding the temporary and permanent modification of the body, the laws and customs regarding the marking of the body, and the social movements that have influenced or embraced body modification, and those which have been affected by it.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Guide to Related Topics.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: Acupuncture.
2: Alliance of Professional Tattooists.
3: American Tattooing.
4: Amputation.
5: Animal Branding.
6: Animality.
7: Animal Surgical Procedures.
8: Animal Tattooing.
9: Anorexia and Bulimia.
10: Asceticism.
11: Association of Professional Piercers.
12: Auschwitz.
13: Australia.
14: Bakhtin, Mikhail.
15: Bariatric Surgery.
16: Barnum, P. T..
17: Bdsm.
18: Beauty.
19: Bible.
20: Biker Tattooing.
21: Bio-Power.
22: Bmezine.com.
23: Bodybuilding.
24: Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
25: Body Hair.
26: Body Painting.
27: Body Piercing.
28: Body Play.
29: Borneo.
30: Bourdieu, Pierre.
31: Branding.
32: Brazil.
33: Breast Augmentation and Reduction.
34: Breast Ironing.
35: Breast Reconstruction.
36: Broadbent, Betty.
37: Castration.
38: Celts.
39: Chicanos.
40: China.
41: Christianity.
42: Circumcision.
43: Circus.
44: Class and Status.
45: Clitoral Piercing.
46: Clitoridectomy.
47: Collins, Sailor Jerry.
48: Contemporary Tattooing.
49: Cook, Captain James.
50: Corsets.
51: Cosmetic Dentistry.
52: Cosmetics.
53: Cosmetic Surgery.
54: Criminality.
55: Cutting.
56: Dances Sacred and Profane.
57: Dermal Anchoring.
58: Ear Piercing.
59: Ear Shaping.
60: Ear Spools and Earplugs.
61: Ear Stretching.
62: Easter Island.
63: Egypt.
64: Encumberments.
65: England.
66: The Enigma.
67: Ethiopia.
68: Facial Hair.
69: Facial Piercing.
70: Facial Tattoos.
71: Fingernails.
72: Flash.
73: Foot Binding.
74: Foucault, Michel.
75: Fraternities.
76: Freak Shows.
77: Freaks.
78: Gang Members.
79: Gender.
80: Genetic Engineering.
81: Genital Mutilation.
82: Genital Piercing.
83: Genital Tattooing.
84: The Great Omi.
85: Greco-Roman World.
86: Hair Cutting and Head Shaving.
87: Hairstyles.
88: Hair Treatments.
89: Hand Piercing.
90: Hardy, Don Ed.
91: Hawaii.
92: Haworth, Steve.
93: Head Binding.
94: Health Issues.
95: Henna.
96: Hijras.
97: Color Plates.
98: Implants.
99: India.
100: Infibulation.
101: Intersexuality.
102: Inuit.
103: Islam.
104: Ivory Coast.
105: Japan.
106: Jewelry.
107: Judaism.
108: Labrets.
109: Lazonga, Vyvyn.
110: Legislation and Regulation.
111: Lip Plates.
112: Magic and the Occult.
113: Marquesas.
114: Marshall Islands.
115: Medical Tattooing.
116: Meso-America.
117: Military Tattoos.
118: Modern Primitives.
119: Moko.
120: Musafar, Fakir.
121: National Tattoo Association.
122: Native Americans.
123: Navel Piercing.
124: Neo-Paganism.
125: New Guinea.
126: Nigeria.
127: Nipple Piercing.
128: Nose Piercing.
129: Obesity.
130: Oral Piercing.
131: Pacific Northwest Indians.
132: Pain.
133: Pe'a.
134: Penis Piercing.
135: Permanent Makeup.
136: Pfiq.
137: Philippines.
138: Piercing.
139: Pocketing and Stapling.
140: Primitivism.
141: Prison Tattooing.
142: Punk.
143: Rites Of Passage.
144: Russia.
145: Samoa.
146: Scalpelling.
147: Scarification.
148: Self-Mortification.
149: Self-Mutilation.
150: Sex Reassignment Surgery.
151: Silicone Injections.
152: Skin Whitening.
153: Slavery.
154: Spanner Case.
155: Sprague, Eric.
156: Stalking Cat.
157: Stigmata.
158: Stretching.
159: Sudan.
160: Super/Subincision.
161: Surface Piercing.
162: Suspensions.
163: Tahiti.
164: Tanning.
165: Tattoo Community.
166: Tattooed Attractions.
167: Tattooed Natives.
168: Tattooing.
169: Tattoo Magazines.
170: Tattoo Reality Shows.
171: Tattoo Removal.
172: Tattoo Shows.
173: Tattoo Technology.
174: Tattootime.
175: Thailand.
176: Tonga.
177: Tongue Splitting.
178: Torture.
179: Transgender.
180: Transsexuals.
181: Transvestites.
182: Trepanation.
183: Tribalism.
184: Tuttle, Lyle.
185: Wagner, Charlie.
186: Ward, Jim.
187: Wildenstein, Jocelyn.
188: Yakuza.
189: Zaire.
190: Zeis, Milton.
191: Zulueta, Leo.