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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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Pulling Together: Making Meaning of Extreme Flesh Practices

Horton, Alicia 26 April 2010 (has links)
This thesis puts forth an ethnographic, contextual social constructionist account of the non-mainstream body manipulations practiced at the annual Body & Soul body modification event in Western Canada. The radical practices at this event include sewing limes and other items to one’s body, flesh hook pulling, and/or receiving “third eye” piercings and cheek skewers; thus, it constitutes an example of extreme deviance subject to negative reactions from outsiders. This research assumes that meaning is discursively and symbolically constituted by people via an active process of claimsmaking wherein competition for definitional control of reality ensues. From a qualitative stance, data were derived from a combination of participant observation fieldwork at Body & Soul and subsequent in-depth interviews with participants. The results demonstrate a trend in the (counter)claimsmaking activity of practitioners of this extreme form of body modification wherein paradoxically the nature of their deviance is reconstructed and aligned with conformist goals via discursive, corporal, and symbolic claims that simultaneously offer an implicit critique of mainstream Western culture. The results are interpreted as part of a discursive competition for definitional control of extreme body modification, strategy in the negotiation and management of a stigmatized identity, means of implicit social criticism, and an unconventional expression of conventional values. / Thesis (Master, Sociology) -- Queen's University, 2010-04-23 12:16:30.965
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Figurino - penetrante: um estudo sobre a desestabilização das hierarquias em cena

Silva, Amabilis de Jesus da January 2010 (has links)
182f. / Submitted by Suelen Reis (suziy.ellen@gmail.com) on 2013-03-20T16:44:09Z No. of bitstreams: 1 Tese%20Amabilis%20seg.pdf: 6694971 bytes, checksum: 4f93ee15b411e7cd40358a8511f8d815 (MD5) / Approved for entry into archive by Ednaide Gondim Magalhães(ednaide@ufba.br) on 2013-04-10T13:53:28Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 Tese%20Amabilis%20seg.pdf: 6694971 bytes, checksum: 4f93ee15b411e7cd40358a8511f8d815 (MD5) / Made available in DSpace on 2013-04-10T13:53:28Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 Tese%20Amabilis%20seg.pdf: 6694971 bytes, checksum: 4f93ee15b411e7cd40358a8511f8d815 (MD5) Previous issue date: 2010 / A presente pesquisa se propõe a pensar nas relações do figurino com o corpo, assinalando duas perspectivas para a noção de persona: aquela derivada da idéia de um personagem espírito (fantasma), pré-existente em forma de literatura, e o figurino como sendo seu corpo; e outra em que o personagem-espírito se manifesta no figurino e no corpo-atuante conjuntamente. Sublinha-se esta segunda relação, híbrida, grotesca, que funde humano/inumano, arte/vida, por representar um primeiro passo para as noções futuras de presentificação do corpo. A matéria do figurino como um incômodo para o corpo, e que além de cobri-lo, o penetra, perfura, marcheta ou o invade, é também um topos de criação. Assim, a desestabilização das hierarquias entre os elementos da cena ganha outro sentido. Não se trata somente de garantir ao figurino uma participação como signo, senão de confiar a este elemento a função de colaborar na promoção de estados diferenciados do corpo, considerando-o como integrante do processo inicial da cena. O debate filosófico sobre as questões da alma/corpo servem como aporte, dando sustento às discussões ligadas à subjetividade. Os estudos voltados para a Body Modification e a Body Hacking aparecem como exponenciais quando apontam o corpo invadido como lugar de colisões, do devir, do auto-controle, e o lugar da transgressão, do destino a ser traçado; por isso mesmo, o lugar das novas subjetividades. Os estudos de caso indicam que a utilização do figurino-penetrante estabelece outros procedimentos, interferindo na estruturação e entendimento da cena, e exigindo a desestabilização das hierarquias. / Salvador
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Tělesné modifikace v kyberpunkové literatuře / Body modification in cyberpunk literature

Dudziaková, Marie January 2012 (has links)
The diploma thesis Body Modifications in Cyberpunk Literature deals with the representation and role of body modifications in selected works of cyberpunk literature. The issue analysis is carried out by means of combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches. The first part of the thesis covers both areas theoretically and provides essential insight into the issue. In addition, the author develops her own definition of body modification and provides its genesis. In the research part, the author first explores a body of selected literary cyberpunk works obtained through a pilot research, namely novels Neuromancer, Snow Crash, Schismatrix and Blade Runner and short stories collections Mirrorshades and Burning Chrome. Furthermore, the author quantitatively evaluates 503 mentions of body modifications in a given sample, using 25 variables. The qualitative analysis, structured in 7 thematic areas, amplifies the quantitative findings and among other things deals with the role of body modifications in the construction of cyberpunk literary texts and their overlapping with reality. Keywords Body modification, cyberpunk, literature
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As produções discursivas de jovens sobre as práticas do Body Modification

Silveira, Alessandra Amaral da January 2010 (has links)
Dissertação(mestrado) - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Programa de Pós- Graduação em Educação em Ciências: Química da Vida e Saúde, Instituto de Educação, 2010. / Submitted by EDUARDO PENA (edupenaa@hotmail.com) on 2012-10-22T20:05:46Z No. of bitstreams: 1 AS PRODUÇÕES DISCURSIVAS DE JOVENS SOBRE AS PRÁTICAS DO BODY.pdf: 1045169 bytes, checksum: 95d4fb22825162629d952955f4493cf6 (MD5) / Approved for entry into archive by Bruna Vieira(bruninha_vieira@ibest.com.br) on 2012-11-09T13:01:26Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 AS PRODUÇÕES DISCURSIVAS DE JOVENS SOBRE AS PRÁTICAS DO BODY.pdf: 1045169 bytes, checksum: 95d4fb22825162629d952955f4493cf6 (MD5) / Made available in DSpace on 2012-11-09T13:01:26Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 AS PRODUÇÕES DISCURSIVAS DE JOVENS SOBRE AS PRÁTICAS DO BODY.pdf: 1045169 bytes, checksum: 95d4fb22825162629d952955f4493cf6 (MD5) Previous issue date: 2010 / Essa dissertação tem como objetivo analisar o que os sujeitos jovens dizem sobre as práticas relacionadas ao body modification, que se refere à realização de modificações corporais voluntárias e que têm como característica a irreversibilidade. As técnicas mais conhecidas e populares são: tatuagens, piercings, escarificações e dilatadores de orelha; há também as menos aceitas socialmente e consideradas radicais, sendo elas: a bifurcação de língua, o branding, o implante subcutâneo, o pocketing e a suspensão. Para executar a investigação optamos pelo Grupo Focal, esse que foi feito no Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio Grande do Sul (IFRS). Sendo organizado em dois momentos: primeiro, com os alunos sem modificação corporal, em que participaram desse encontro 13 estudantes; o segundo foi realizado com os alunos que possuíam algumas das modificações corporais citadas acima e nesse encontro participaram 4 alunos. Essa dissertação é composta por dois artigos que surgiram, a partir das discussões que se sobressaíram durante a realização dos grupos. No primeiro artigo, problematizamos a constituição das juventudes, relacionando-as com as práticas do body modification, por acreditarmos que os discursos vinculados a necessidade de se modificar vem sendo direcionado aos jovens. No segundo artigo buscamos discutir como as intervenções corporais vêm produzindo as identidades desses sujeitos jovens. Decorrente dessas análises algumas questões se destacaram, sendo elas: a vinculação da juventude à imaturidade; a preocupação em atribuir significado/motivo ao fato de se fazer uma modificação corporal; a produção das identidades tendo como foco o futuro profissional; o jogo de poder entre os jovens e os pais para fazerem as modificações; o receio de se arrependerem ao realizarem modificação corporal; e, por fim, constatamos que a temática presente em ambos os grupos foi sobre a preocupação com a empregabilidade. / This thesis aims to analyze what the young people say about practices related to body modification, which refers to the making of voluntary body modifications and have the characteristic of irreversibility. The most popular techniques are popular: tattoos, p.cation of the tongue, branding, subcutaneous implantation, and pocketing the suspension. To perform the research we chose the Focus Group, which was done at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio Grande do Sul (IFRS) which is situated in the city of Rio Grande. Being organized in two phases: first, with students without body modification, in which 13 students participated in this meeting, the second was conducted with students who had some of the bodily changes mentioned above and four students participated in this meeting. This dissertation consists of two articles that appeared from the discussions that stood out during the performance of groups. In the first article, we discuss the formation of youth, linking them to the practices of body modification, we believe that the speeches the need to modify has been directed at young people. In the second article we try to discuss how the body interventions have produced the identities of these young subjects. From these tests some issues stood out, namely: the binding of the immaturity of youth, the preoccupation of assigning meaning / reason of the fact of getting a body modification, the production of identities focusing on the professional future: the power game between young people and parents to make changes, lest they repent while performing body modification, and, finally, we find that the themes present in both groups was about the concern with employability.
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Pr?ticas contempor?neas de tatuagem: Do corpo culturalizado ao corpo capitalizado

Rinaldi, J?lia Cabral 11 December 2017 (has links)
Submitted by SBI Biblioteca Digital (sbi.bibliotecadigital@puc-campinas.edu.br) on 2018-03-20T13:12:18Z No. of bitstreams: 1 JULIA CABRAL RINALDI.pdf: 13361887 bytes, checksum: 8b1b23e8ac493b4ebccc6a9e3c1a5f75 (MD5) / Made available in DSpace on 2018-03-20T13:12:19Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 JULIA CABRAL RINALDI.pdf: 13361887 bytes, checksum: 8b1b23e8ac493b4ebccc6a9e3c1a5f75 (MD5) Previous issue date: 2017-12-11 / The relations with the body have suffered diverse influences during the western history, these were responsible for the creation of patterns and models to be followed; based on the concept of disciplines and disciplinary structures proposed by Foucault. In modernity, new subjections are responsible for changes in these relations, but instead of freeing the bodies of the various proposed patterns, they seem to create new patterns to be followed. Thereon, the body modification also gains new contours. From the understanding of these influences that affect the body within an economic system based on positivity, focused on the optimization of productivity and the weight of this regime on the individual, will be proposed some new disciplines that influence bodies in modernity. Emphasizing certain Internet subcultures and some notable aesthetic models in the network and conventional media, an analysis of popular aesthetics was developed on some Internet platforms based on one of the most common body modifications, tattoo. In these subcultures is possible to observe a popularization of the ink aesthetics, currently present also in conventional media. Thus, the selection of a corpus of analysis was indicated: four profiles with curators were selected - which present photos of individuals with tattoos - to create a visual database that can generate a debate and point out some notable tendencies of behavior and positioning network. The proposal is to develop a visual taxonomy of the aesthetics sought by tattooed individuals. Projecting the profile on the networks, becoming a celebrity, gaining visibility, showing a happy, full, successful life are goals sought by a population that is increasingly trapped in a world full of frustrations hidden in the mask made possible by social networks. This spectacle is part of the modern capitalist positivity. There is a tendency towards a hyperestethening of the world, a search for a perfect hyper-reality, for a happy, successful, lean life that seems to project a virtual hyper-reality, which, in turn, seeks to hide a feeling of frustration generalized. These modern hyper-realistic simulations published in network and the positivity of the capitalist system are like a social dystopia. / As rela??es com o corpo sofreram diversas influ?ncias durante a hist?ria ocidental, essas foram respons?veis pela cria??o de padr?es e modelos a serem seguidos; baseados no conceito de disciplinas e estruturas disciplinares propostos por Foucault. Na modernidade, novas sujei??es s?o respons?veis por mudan?as nessas rela??es, mas, ao inv?s de libertarem os corpos dos diversos padr?es propostos, parecem criar novos modelos a serem seguidos. Nisso, a modifica??o corporal (body modification) tamb?m ganha novos contornos. A partir do entendimento dessas influencias que incidem no corpo dentro de um sistema econ?mico pautado na positividade, voltado para a otimiza??o da produtividade e o peso desse regime sobre o indiv?duo, observamos algumas novas disciplinas que influenciam os corpos na modernidade. Enfatizando determinadas subculturas da internet e alguns modelos est?ticos not?veis na rede e na m?dia convencional, foi elaborada uma an?lise das aesthetics populares em algumas plataformas da internet com base numa das modifica??es corporais mais comuns, a tatuagem. Nessa subcultura observa-se uma populariza??o da est?tica ink, atualmente presente tamb?m na m?dia convencional. Sendo assim, foi indicada a sele??o de um corpus de an?lise: foram selecionados quatro perfis com curadoria ? que apresentam fotos de indiv?duos com tatuagens ? para cria??o de um banco de dados visuais que possa gerar um debate e apontar algumas tend?ncias not?veis de comportamento e posicionamento em rede. A proposta foi desenvolver uma taxonomia visual da est?tica almejada por indiv?duos tatuados. Projetar o perfil nas redes, tornar-se uma celebridade, ganhar visibilidade, mostrar uma vida feliz, plena, de sucesso, s?o objetivos almejados por uma popula??o que est? cada vez mais presa num mundo repleto de frustra??es escondidas na m?scara possibilitada pelas redes sociais. Esse espet?culo faz parte da positividade capitalista moderna. H? uma tend?ncia ? uma hiperestetiza??o do mundo, uma busca por uma hiper-realidade perfeita, por uma vida feliz, bem-sucedida, magra, que parece projetar uma hiper-realidade virtual, que, por sua vez, pretende esconder um sentimento de frustra??o generalizado. Esses simulacros hiper-realistas modernos publicados em rede e a positividade do sistema capitalista funcionariam ent?o como uma distopia social.
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"Mám to na háku" - fenomén suspension v kontextu tělesných modifikací / The phenomenon of suspension in body modification context

Šánová, Eva January 2012 (has links)
The topic of this diploma thesis is body modification culture phenomenon called 'suspension'. It is a voluntary act of suspending a human body from hooks or piercings that have been temporarily pierced through the skin. Suspension is an age-old technique practiced for example by North American Indian Mandan tribe. It has been brought to the modern era and body modification culture by modern primitives. The part of the thesis is a placement of suspension to the broader sociocultural and historical context, there will be also space for development of concept of body, embodiment and pain in the western word and ritual aspect of suspension. The source for this work is mainly accessible literature, internet pages dedicated to body modifications and participant observation completed with interviews with people who had been suspended.
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Tattoo Collecting: Living Art and Artifact

Kenney, Lauren 14 January 2014 (has links)
This thesis examines the possibilities of the tattoo as a collectible. Specifically, three different modes of collecting and displaying tattoos; as a living museum on the body of the tattooed subject, as a skin specimen separated from the body and displayed in a variety of museum settings and, finally, as an image abstracted from the body in the form of photographs of tattooed sitters. Implicit in this journey from body art to artifact is a consideration of the changing meaning and significance of tattoos in the evolving discourse of visual culture. Once regarded as markers of social deviance - as symbols of exclusion or marginalization - tattoos have become a much more popular and widely accepted form of body art - signs of community, affinity and inclusion. The growing popularity of tattoos has also led to a reconsideration of their status as an art form, an elevation of what was once considered a 'low art' process to the realm of high art. This shift has only recently led to an increase in scholarship about tattoos within the discourses of both art history and visual culture. In this thesis I examine this new scholarship about tattoos in visual culture, and then go one step further by considering tattoos as visual objects within the culture of collecting. Specifically, I examine tattoos as collectible 'souvenirs', as specimens and, when reproduced as photographs, as socially resonant signs of identity and meaning. These case studies examine tattoo art from various perspectives. Primarily, as art collected on the body, but also as imagery existing separate from a physical form, just like the majority of collected artwork.
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Regulating Healthy Gender: Surgical Body Modification among Transgender and Cisgender Consumers

Windsor, Elroi J. 15 April 2011 (has links)
Few bodies consistently portray natural or unaltered forms. Instead, humans inhabit bodies imbued with sociocultural meanings about what is attractive, appropriate, functional, and presentable. As such, embodiment is always gendered. The social, extra-corporeal body is a central locus for expressing gender. Surgical body modifications represent inherently gendered technologies of the body. But psychomedical institutions subject people who seek gender-crossing surgeries to increased surveillance, managing and regulating cross-gender embodiment as disorderly. Using mixed research methods, this research systematically compared transgender and cisgender (non-transgender) people’s experiences before, during, and after surgical body modification. I conducted a content analysis of 445 threads on a message board for an online cisgender surgery community, an analysis of 15 international protocols for transgender-specific surgeries, and 40 in-depth interviews with cisgender and transgender people who had surgery. The content analysis of the online community revealed similar themes among cisgender and transgender surgery users. However, detailed protocols existed only for transgender consumers of surgery. Interview findings showed that transgender and cisgender people reported similar presurgical feelings toward their bodies, similar cosmetic and psychological motivations for surgery, and similar benefits of surgery. For both cisgender and transgender people, surgery enhanced the inner self through improving the outer gendered body. Despite these similar embodied experiences, having a cisgender gender status determined respondents’ abilities to pursue surgery autonomously and with institutional support. Ultimately, this research highlights inequalities that result from gender status and manifest in psychomedical institutions by identifying the psychosocial impacts of provider/consumer or doctor/patient interactions, relating gendered embodiment to regulatory systems of authority, and illuminating policy implications for clinical practice and legal classifications of sex and gender.
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(Re)Figuring Pedagogical Flesh: Phenomenologically (Re)Writing the Lived Experiences of Tattooed Teachers

Howard, Tanya K 01 November 2012 (has links)
This hermeneutic phenomenological inquiry describes the lived experiences of three visibly tattooed teachers and what it is like to sense their tattooed flesh while they are at school. Lived experience descriptions were collected during in-depth interviews and from personal reflective writings conducted by the study author, who is also a tattooed teacher. Using hermeneutic research approaches outlined by Max van Manen and Linda Finlay, lifeworld descriptions of visibly tattooed teachers are presented in the form of anecdotal passages that urge readers to ‘step into tattooed skin’. Drawing from Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology of perception, Luce Irigaray’s work on intersubjectivity, Michel Foucault’s notion of the disciplinary gaze, theories of the look in education forwarded by Madeline Grumet, and Judith Butler’s notion of subversive bodies, meanings are made of tattooed teachers’ experiences of adopting uncomfortable teacher identities and then growing comfortable in their professional roles. Through hermeneutic analysis, five main themes are presented, constituting the “essences” of the phenomemon of living as a visibly tattooed teacher: Trying to Fit; Mis-fit; Fit. You? Fit You!; Fitting In; and One Size Does Not Fit All.
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(Re)Figuring Pedagogical Flesh: Phenomenologically (Re)Writing the Lived Experiences of Tattooed Teachers

Howard, Tanya K 01 November 2012 (has links)
This hermeneutic phenomenological inquiry describes the lived experiences of three visibly tattooed teachers and what it is like to sense their tattooed flesh while they are at school. Lived experience descriptions were collected during in-depth interviews and from personal reflective writings conducted by the study author, who is also a tattooed teacher. Using hermeneutic research approaches outlined by Max van Manen and Linda Finlay, lifeworld descriptions of visibly tattooed teachers are presented in the form of anecdotal passages that urge readers to ‘step into tattooed skin’. Drawing from Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology of perception, Luce Irigaray’s work on intersubjectivity, Michel Foucault’s notion of the disciplinary gaze, theories of the look in education forwarded by Madeline Grumet, and Judith Butler’s notion of subversive bodies, meanings are made of tattooed teachers’ experiences of adopting uncomfortable teacher identities and then growing comfortable in their professional roles. Through hermeneutic analysis, five main themes are presented, constituting the “essences” of the phenomemon of living as a visibly tattooed teacher: Trying to Fit; Mis-fit; Fit. You? Fit You!; Fitting In; and One Size Does Not Fit All.

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