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This fascinating collection explores the growing range of body modification practices such as piercing, tattooing, branding, cutting and inserting implants, which have sprung up recently in the West. It asks whether this implies that we are returning to traditional tribal practices of inscribing identities onto bodies on the part of 'modern primitives', or is body modification better understood as purely cosmetic and decorative with body markings merely temporary signs of transferable loyalties? Contributors address the question of the permanence of body transformation through fitness regimes and body building; look at the French performance artist Orlan and the Australian performance artist Stelarc who explored Western standard o
Body Modification: An Introduction
Creating ‘The Perfect Body’: A Variable Project
Dear friend, you and I are quite likely different in many ways, but there's one thing we definitely have in common – we both want to gain muscle size and strength and build a lean, muscular physique. (Article in a bodybuilding ...