Shouting Through Skin: re/envisioning re/markable bodies
On the surface Shouting Through Skin appears to be about hyper-visibly tattooed white women living in New York State during 2012, but, as with everything, looks are quite deceiving. Underneath the exterior concepts regarding whiteness and white femininity are engaged, seeking to explain the ways in which decorated forms come to complicate these constructions and thus fall subject to a number of violations against their persons. As such, certain conditions are explored in order to locate and explain the nature of said violations; these conditions include overall physical appearance, tattoo design, tattoo location, age and geographic place. Engagement with these topics is completed through analyses of primary and secondary sources. Primary sources include a series of interviews and photographs gathered during nine-months of ethnography. Secondary sources include a wide array of theoretical and scientific texts grounded in critical whiteness, feminist, media, and sociological studies. The result of conversations between these research methods is a highly intertextual project that speaks not only of the body politic, but also of the society in which forms are problematized and eroticized while also being reclaimed by the subject as a site of personal awareness and power.
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