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Wrapping In Images: Tattooing In Polynesia
by Alfred Gell
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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