Nonverbal Communication Verbal Communication Discursive Networks Ideological Apparatus Economic Contestation Digital Contestation Biker Contestation Sexual Sabotage Political Sabotage Aesthetic Sabotage Organic Sabotage.
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Based on a fifteen year longitudinal cross-cultural analysis on the role of the body in identity construction process around the world, this analysis provides readers with a comparative theoretical exploration of piercing and other forms of body modification that international communities of defiance use to express their identity. Romanienko describes the socioeconomic and political conditions that give rise to these unique mechanisms of discursive dissent, the communal and nonmaterial resources available to the participants that contribute to their popularity and exclusivity, and the profound challenges they face for the immediate future. Her analysis, through patient and judicious observation spanning more than a decade, captures the depth and breadth of this unique and diverse community through a balanced and objective lens. (source: Nielsen Book Data)