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Wrapping In Images: Tattooing In Polynesia

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In traditional Polynesian societies, tattooing has played a key role in the social construction of the individual. This is the first study to provide a comparative analysis of tattooing in its original setting--based on a comprehensive survey of both written and oral sources. Drawing on modern social theory, psychoanalysis, and anthropological studies, Gell demonstrates th ...more
Hardcover, 347 pages
Published October 28th 1993 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Sep 06, 2007 Sonanova rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: a must for any polynesian or tattooing history buff
I actually have read most of this and now will return to it to extract thesis material. One of the few *modern* very thorough treatments of Pacific Island tattooing history.
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