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By Winge, Theresa M

Illustrated with particular subcultural examples and interviews with lifestyle contributors, Body Style explores the subcultural physique and its variety inside worldwide tradition. Analyzed, theorized, politicized, and sensationalized, the subcultural physique services as a framework the place participants construct a feeling of self and subcultural id.

Drawing on 11 years of analysis studying the intersections inside of particular city subcultures together with city Tribalists, sleek Primitives, Punks, Cybers, Industrials, Skates, between others, the booklet unearths the lifestyle physique as a domain for realizing subcultural identification, resistance, corporation and model. Divided into 3 major sections on subcultural physique historical past, subcultural physique identification and subcultural physique kinds, this booklet may be of specific curiosity to scholars of costume and model in addition to these learning lifestyle from sociology and cultural stories perspectives.

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Scarification practitioners use sandpaper, steel wool, or grinding stones on the surface of the skin (Winge 2004e; T. Winge, unpublished research fieldnotes, 2003). The healing process may have unexpected complications, impacting the visual and textural outcomes, but with great care most designs reflect the subculture member’s design. Members of the Modern Primitive subculture are one of the few Western subcultures to use cuttings as a mode of body decoration or adornment. Some cuttings may heal and become virtually invisible; therefore, cuttings are often applied to the skin frequently and ritualistically (Winge 2004e; T.

A scarifier or knife-style tool outlines a designated design into the skin’s surface (T. Winge, unpublished research fieldnotes, 2003). Then, a sharpened instrument is inserted under the skin to lift and cut it away, removing the skin in manageable sections. Due to the complete 24 • Body Style removal of skin, the skinning design takes a significant amount of time to heal. Another type of scarification is resurfacing, which uses friction, lasers, or chemicals to scratch or remove the dermis into desired designs or patterns.

Splitting is the bifurcation of a body part, such as a finger, toe, tongue, penis, or ear lobe, while amputation is the complete removal of a body part. Splitting and amputation are two of the most permanent body modification techniques used by select Modern Primitive subculture members. Influence of the Urban Tribal Movement—Modern Primitive Subculture While members of the Urban Tribal movement, most specifically Modern Primitive subculture members, are quickly identified by body modifications, they also explore ways of temporarily, semipermanently, and permanently reshaping the body with corsets, belts, bindings, and implants.

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