Bodies Of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoos, 2nd Edition

Bodies Of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoos, 2nd Edition


By (author) Margot Mifflin

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  • Publisher: powerHouse Books,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 204mm x 254mm x 18mm | 880g
  • Publication date: 15 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1576876136
  • ISBN 13: 9781576876138
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd
  • Illustrations note: 200 COLOR PHOTOS
  • Sales rank: 73,508

Product description

'Bodies of Subversion' is a fascinating excursion into a secret history and subculture that dates back to the 19th century. It examines feminist and suffragist attitudes to tattooing and includes many hitherto unseen photographs of tattooed women.

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Author information

Margot Mifflin writes about women, art, and contemporary culture. She has written for "The New York Times," "ARTnews," "Entertainment Weekly," "The Believer," and, and she lectures about body modification at colleges, museums, and universities nationally. Mifflin is an associate professor in the English Department of Lehman College of the City University of New York (CUNY), and directs the Arts and Culture program at CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism, where she also teaches. Her book, "The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman" was published by The University of Nebraska in 2009.

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..".a heavily updated and resplendently illustrated third edition." -"New York Times" "The first conclusive study of women and tattoos "Bodies Of Subversion: A Secret History Of Women And Tattoos" by Margot Mifflin has been released, and it shows that love 'em or hate 'em tattoos are on the up." -Grazia (UK) "Margot Mifflin's newest edition of "Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo" pasy rightful homage to the foremothers of tattoos and highlights modern goddesses." -"Inked ""Seeing all these tattooed ladies make us want to go out and get inked!" -Paper online