Corporeal Colonialism and Corporal Punishment: A cross-cultural perspective on body modification

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Title Corporeal Colonialism and Corporal Punishment: A cross-cultural perspective on body modification
Author Cole, Anna Marie; Haebich, Anna Elizabeth
Journal Name Social Semiotics
Editor Terry Threadgold
Year Published 2007
Place of publication London
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This article addresses the re–marking of corporeal surfaces and subjectivities under colonialism using a cross-cultural perspective. It provides, in part, a historical perspective on the interest in intentional body modification in the West today. Its focus is on the attempted remoulding of Indigenous bodies in Burma under (British) colonial rule and in Australia as a British colony and independent settler colony, with attention, in particular to skin, and the reinscribing of corporeal surfaces. In the colonial context skin, an unstable surface marking the boundary of the body, is a uniquely important locus for social and political activity.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10350330.asp
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10350330701448587
Volume 17
Issue Number 3
Page from 293
Page to 311
ISSN 1035-0330
Date Accessioned 2007-07-07
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject Social and Cultural Anthropology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/18763
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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