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Tattoo: An Anthropology
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Introduction * Discontinuity and Displacement: Place and History of Tattooing * Recovering Ma'ohi Skin - Renaissance of Contemporary Tattooing * Tattooing from the Late Eighteenth Century to the Early Nineteenth Century * Tapu and Body- Tattooing in the Late Eighteenth Century * Different Skins-Change through European Contact * Religious Influence: Evangelization and Tattooing * Law and Punishment * Tattooing and Resistance * Conclusion * Practice and Form * Practice of Tattooing * Form of Tattoos * Categories of Tattoo Form * Conclusion * Marking Taure'are' a: Social Relationships and Tattooing * Gender, Ethnic and Age Differences in Tahitian Society * Tattooists in Tahiti * Tahitian Tattoo World * Creation and Transformation of Tattooing * Conclusion * Exchanges in Taputapuatea: Localization and Globalization * Tatau i Taputapuatea * Tahitian and Non-Tahitian Interests on the Other Tattooing * The Ownership and Transmission of Tattooing * Friendship Bond in the Tahitian Tattoo World * Exchange in Taputapuatea * Tattooing Non-Polynesian: the Case of Michel Raapoto * Four Ownerships of Tattoo * Conclusion * Dancing and Tattooing at Festivals: Tahitian, Polynesian and Marquesan Identities * Festivals and Images of Islands * Heiva * Festival of Pacific Arts * Marquesan Art Festival * Conclusion * Inscribing the Past, Present and Future: In the Nuutania Prison * The Road to the Nuutania Prison * Le centre pnitentiare de Nuutania * The Prison Life and Tattooing * The Inmate Tattooists * The Spatiality of Prison Tattooing * Body in the Past, Present and Future * Conclusion * Conclusion

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Also available in hardback, 9781845201548 GBP50.00 (May, 2005)

About the Author

Makiko Kuwahara is Research Fellow at the Department of Anthropology, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

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'Tattoo - Anthropology, despite its subtitle, is a pretty sexy book.' Joe Ambrose, Outside Books

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