Whether they graphically depict an individual’s or a community’s beliefs, express the defiance of authority, or brand marginalized groups, tattoos are a means of interpersonal communication that dates back thousands of years. Evidence of the tattoo’s place in today’s popular culture is all around—in advertisements, on the stereotypical outlaw character in films and television, in supermarket machines that dispense children’s wash-away tattoos, and even in the production of a tattooed Barbie doll. This book explores the tattoo’s role, primarily as an emblem of resistance and marginality, in recent literature, film, and television. The association of tattoos with victims of the Holocaust, slaves, and colonized peoples; with gangs, inmates, and other marginalized groups; and the connection of the tattoo narrative to desire and violence are discussed at length.

Author ,
Isbn 9780786482535
Genre Social Science
Year 2015-01-27
Pages 240
Language English
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Thinking of getting a Japanese-style tattoo? Want to avoid a permanent mistake? Japanese Tattoos is an insider's look at the world of Japanese irezumi (tattoos). Japanese Tattoos explains the imagery featured in Japanese tattoos so that readers can avoid getting ink they don't understand or, worse, that they'll regret. This photo-heavy book will also trace the history of Japanese tattooing, putting the iconography and kanji symbols in their proper context so readers will be better informed as to what they mean and have a deeper understanding of irezumi. Tattoos featured will range from traditional tebori (hand-poked) and kanji tattoos to anime-inspired and modern works—as well as everything in between. For the first time, Japanese tattooing will be put together in a visually attractive, informative, and authoritative way. Along with the 350+ photos of tattoos, Japanese Tattoos will also feature interviews with Japanese tattoo artists on a variety of topics. What's more, there will be interviews with clients, who are typically overlooked in similar books, allowing them to discuss what their Japanese tattoos mean to them. Those who read this informative tattoo guide will be more knowledgeable about Japanese tattoos should they want to get inked or if they are simply interested in Japanese art and culture.

Author Brian Ashcraft,Hori Benny
Isbn 146291859X
Genre Art
Year 2016-07-12
Pages 160
Language English
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As its title suggests, this book captures the essence of Japanese life and culture in 100 words. From well-known concepts like zen, kawaii and anime to their lesser-known counterparts waiting to be discovered by the West, Japan in 100 Words covers it all. Readers will learn more about: Chochin—decorative lanterns seen everywhere from shrines and temples to izakaya Fugu—the very carefully prepared delicacy of poisonous blowfish J-pop—the now widely popular musical genre Karoshi—literally translated as "overwork death" Omiai—the Japanese version of an arranged marriage And much more! The beautiful full-color illustrations bring these ideas, places and objects to life—making it the perfect addition to any Japanophiles library or a fun and useful introductory guide for a first-time visitor to Japan.

Author Ornella Civardi,Gavin Blair
Isbn 1462921957
Genre Travel
Year 2021-08-17
Pages 224
Language English
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Key Concepts for the Fashion Industry is the first concise and accessible overview of fashion theories for students on any fashion course. Providing an easy understanding of the core concepts, from scarcity to conformity, this book offers clear, practical examples and accessible case studies, making complex theory easy to digest. All fashion students need a basic understanding of how a style becomes a fashion and how this spreads or declines, whether they are studying fashion design, merchandising or any other fashion course. Containing student-friendly features such as discussion questions, activities and further reading, this book is essential reading for all students studying across all areas of fashion.

Author Andrew Reilly
Isbn 085785366X
Genre Design
Year 2014-08-28
Pages 152
Language English
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How does a style become a fashion? Why do trends spread and decline? Introducing Fashion Theory explores these questions and more to help you quickly get up-to-speed with fashion theories, from scarcity to conformity, through clear practical examples and fascinating case studies. This second edition, re-titled from Key Concepts for the Fashion Industry, includes expanded coverage on cultural appropriation, corporate greenwashing, and the criminal world of counterfeit goods. - Illustrated examples, from Apple's post-postmodernist iWatch to Savage X Fenty's body image message on diversity - Covers core fashion theories, from trickle-down to trickle-up, to political dress and conspicuous consumption - Filled with learning activities, key terms, chapter summaries, and discussion questions to inspire and inform

Author Andrew Reilly
Isbn 1350091928
Genre Design
Year 2020-12-10
Pages 160
Language English
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In the pursuit of magnificence, nothing is sacred,' says Angela Carter, and magnificence is indeed her own achievement. One of the most acclaimed novelists of her generation, her work as a journalist and critic was no less original. Long autobiographical pieces on her life in South Yorkshire and South London are followed by highly individual inspections of 'abroad'. Some of her most brilliant writing is devoted to Japan - exotically and erotically described here - so perfectly suited to the Carter pen. Domestically, Angela Carter used her mordant wit and accurate eye to inspect England and Englishness as it manifested itself throughout the land. Then she turns to her own craft, and her extraordinarily wide-ranging book reviews are masterpieces.

Author Angela Carter
Isbn 0349008108
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2016-10-06
Pages 240
Language English
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The rise of tattoos into the mainstream has been a defining aspect of 21st century western culture. Tattoos and Popular Culture showcases how tattoos have been catapulted from 'deviant' and 'alternative' subculture, into a popular culture, becoming a potent signifier of 'difference' for the millennial generation.

Author Lee Barron
Isbn 1839092173
Genre Social Science
Year 2020-10-26
Pages 228
Language English
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Taking the concept of beauty seriously, this encyclopedia examines how humanity has sought and continues to seek what is "beautiful" in a variety of cultural contexts, giving readers an understanding of how to look at beauty both intellectually and critically. • Provides an interdisciplinary approach to world beauty practices, from the earliest experiments in plastic surgery in 600 B.C. to contemporary practices • Gives readers a representative overview of beauty practices around the globe • Documents how from cosmetics to clothing, exercise to body modification, being beautiful is a goal worldwide • Identifies numerous authoritative sources of information for further research and reading

Author Erin Kenny,Elizabeth Gackstetter Nichols Ph.D.
Isbn 1610699459
Genre Social Science
Year 2017-06-22
Pages 416
Language English
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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author Joya
Isbn 1136221867
Genre Social Science
Year 2017-07-12
Pages 780
Language English
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Yakuza, My Brother is a story based on true events. Raz, an Israeli scholar, befriends Yuki, a young, intelligent, well-educated but marginal man. Yuki disappears one day under mysterious circumstances, apparently because of his involvement with the Yakuza, the Japanese organized crime syndicate. Raz is perplexed. Along with his scholarly interest in Japan, he embarks on a personal quest to find and perhaps save his young friend. He knows the trail to Yuki leads through the Yakuza. He finally manages to penetrate one of the most important crime families by employing some uncommon methods. While pursuing his scholarly interest in the Yakuza, Raz never forgets Yuki, his lost friend. Ultimately, after dramatic and harrowing travels around East Asia, he finds a man who might be Yuki. But then again, he might not

Author Jacob Raz
Isbn 1482853043
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-01-29
Pages 228
Language English
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The author says: "The stories in this collection are an outgrowth of my lamentable childhood, as well as a reflection of those things in life which I found fascinating--in that they could mentally take me away from the horror of my daily life, and at least on the level of imagination offer me something worth waking up each morning for. Thus, the universes in this collection center around outsiders, artists, and freaks (be they natural-born or self-made); some of the stories are interconnected, but also designed to stand alone. I’ve included afterwords for each to shine additional light on both the works and their cultural personal inspirations. But more than a collection, to me this volume is a glimpse into my creative soul--and as such, it may not be perfect, it might not even be logical, but it is what I am, love it or hate it." Six cutting-edge stories of a bizarre, near-future America, a mix of strange cultures and curious characters, featuring tattoo artists, origami masters, Irezumi, the De Novo Shinkansen, Qatmandude...and the Blue Moon Roach Hotel!"

Author A. R. Morlan
Isbn 1434446190
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-07-30
Pages 228
Language English
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In recent decades, tattoos have gone from being a subculture curiosity in Western culture to mainstream and commonplace. This two-volume set provides broad coverage of tattooing and body art in the United States today as well as around the world and throughout human history. • Provides the most complete global overview of tattooing and body art as it exists today and throughout history, available in one resource • Addresses the major practices, their historical and cross-cultural locations, and the major cultural groups and places in which tattooing has played a central role in social and cultural practices • Covers individuals who helped popularize tattooing, the major theoretical issues surrounding tattooing, the laws and customs regarding tattooing, the many ways in which tattooing has played a role in various marketing and advertising campaigns, and the social movements that have influenced or been affected by tattooing • Includes a comprehensive list of resources such as magazines, organizations, websites, and museums devoted to tattooing as well as a glossary and comprehensive bibliography

Author Margo DeMello
Isbn 1610690761
Genre Social Science
Year 2014-05-30
Pages 809
Language English
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From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Ninja comes the first “authentic and engrossing” thriller in the series featuring Jake Maroc (Los Angeles Times). Jake Maroc, a top agent for the secret US government agency known as the Quarry, is a martial arts expert on a quest for vengeance. Nichiren, Jake’s deadliest adversary, is a cold-blooded assassin with a deadly secret. And Shi Zilin is a Communist minister, a cunning survivor of turmoil. But only one can be the Jian: the ultimate master of strength and wisdom. Like stones in wei qi, the Chinese game of strategy, four ancient pieces of jade determine their fate. All three men are part of a grand scheme, but as the Communist Chinese, the KGB, and the Americans maneuver for position, only the Jian will determine who controls Hong Kong, the glittering gateway to China. From the author of the Nicholas Linnear novels and the continuing adventures of Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne, this thriller is “brilliant . . . Perhaps no other piece of fiction since Shogun illuminates the mind, machinations, and mores of Eastern peoples with the style and intensity of Jian” (The Miami Herald).

Author Eric Van Lustbader
Isbn 1504045378
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-07-18
Pages 540
Language English
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A quarter century after it was first published, Bodies under Siege remains the classic, authoritative book on self-mutilation. Now in its third edition, this invaluable work is updated throughout with findings from hundreds of new studies, discussions of new models of self-injury, an assessment of the S.A.F.E. (Self Abuse Finally Ends) program, and the Bill of Rights for People Who Self-harm. Armando Favazza’s pioneering work identified a wide range of forces, many of them cultural and societal, that compel or impel people to mutilate themselves. This new edition examines the explosive growth in the incidence of self-injurious behaviors and body modification practices. Favazza critically assesses new and significant biological, ethnological, social, and psychological findings regarding self-injury; presents current understandings of self-injurious acts from cultural and clinical perspectives; and places self-mutilation in historical and contemporary context.

Author Armando R. Favazza
Isbn 1421401118
Genre Psychology
Year 2011-05-02
Pages 352
Language English
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BLOOD DEFINES WHAT MADE US. ACTION DEFINES WHAT MAKES US. Secrets forge families. Secrets forge empires. Secrets tear lives apart. Will the dark histories dug up by Aihi, Hidekazu, and Masanori liberate them, or are they doomed to repeat past mistakes? Aihi's enemies torched villages and killed innocents. They believed her youth and inexperience made her weak Shōgun—they were wrong. Now, it's up to her to decide how far she's willing to go to maintain the peace her mother established, and if peace is still a worthwhile dream at all. Masanori knows his existence is a threat to everyone he cares about, but to reunite with his loved ones, he'll travel back into the depths Nightmare that broke him in the first place. To free himself from the Nightmare shard that haunts him, he'll need to prove himself to an elusive kami. Otherwise, he may never see his family again. But how much is a broken man worth? To atone for the Genshu family's past atrocities, Hidekazu attempts to undo one of the Warlock Empire's oldest crimes, an act committed by the Dragon Goddess herself. To succeed, Hidekazu must accept his true nature... and the dark power that comes with it. When war threatens the trio's homeland, the twins must face the choices that set them on different paths, or this time, they will be pulled apart for good. Pick up your copy today! ~Content Warnings~ Violence, gore, self-harm. Please read at your own discretion.

Author Erynn Lehtonen
Isbn
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-05-25
Pages 400
Language English
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The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films covers virtually every horror film made in Japan from the past century to date. In addition to entries on productions, both major and modest, this encyclopedia also includes entries for notable directors, producers, and actors. Each film entry includes comprehensive details, situates the film in the context and history of Japanese horror cinema, and includes brief suggestions for further reading. Although emphasizing horror as a general theme, this encyclopedia also encompasses other genres that are associated with this theme, including Comedy Horror, Science Fiction Horror, Cyber-punk Horror, Ero Guru (Erotic Grotesque), and Anime Horror. The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films is a comprehensive reference volume that will appeal to both cinema scholars as well as to the many fans of this popular genre.

Author Salvador Jimenez Murguía
Isbn 1442261676
Genre Performing Arts
Year 2016-07-29
Pages 422
Language English
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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this convenient volume provides comprehensive analysis of the law affecting the physician-patient relationship in Japan. Cutting across the traditional compartments with which lawyers are familiar, medical law is concerned with issues arising from this relationship, and not with the many wider juridical relations involved in the broader field of health care law. After a general introduction, the book systematically describes law related to the medical profession, proceeding from training, licensing, and other aspects of access to the profession, through disciplinary and professional liability and medical ethics considerations and quality assurance, to such aspects of the physician-patient relationship as rights and duties of physicians and patients, consent, privacy, and access to medical records. Also covered are specific issues such as organ transplants, human medical research, abortion, and euthanasia, as well as matters dealing with the physician in relation to other health care providers, health care insurance, and the health care system. Succinct and practical, this book will prove to be of great value to professional organizations of physicians, nurses, hospitals, and relevant government agencies. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Japan will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its comparative value as a contribution to the study of medical law in the international context.

Author Katsunori Kai,Yuichiro Sato,Yuko Nagamizu
Isbn 9403519703
Genre Law
Year 2020-01-14
Pages 96
Language English
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SOME DREAMS ARE MEANT TO DIE. An engineer craving to become a warrior. A majyu with his future bound in filial piety... and a dark sorcerer who steals women into the night. Twins Genshu Hidekazu and Genshu Masanori dream of joining the ranks of the warrior elite, the bushi whose skill with blades and the Dragon Goddess' divine energy, ki, are an object of legends. However, the Genshu family, once a great clan of wyvern slayers, seeks to usher in an era of peace with the brothers Hidekazu and Masanori at the forefront—pulling both teens further from their aspirations of epic battles, monster hunting, and protecting Seiryuu. Instead, as the Genshu clan's dutiful scion, Hidekazu studies the art of ki defence and prepares to take his father's place as clan head, despite his potential to become one of the greatest majyu—ki wielders—Seiryuu has ever known. Masanori trains as a ki-engineer alongside a team of other brilliant minds, inventing the tools that will one day make Seiryuu as powerful as it was before the fall of the Warlock Empire. But in secret... he trains with his mother's katana... wishing, hoping, for something more. The twins' shared dream of bushido seems so far out of reach... until their best friend is kidnapped by a dark sorcerer, and they learn she is only one of many. Hidekazu and Masanori aren't trained in the ways of battle, but for them, nothing will keep them from bringing their friend home safe. Lives are at stake, and if this sorcerer has his way... all of Seiryuu is in danger. For fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Japanese mythology and folklore, and those who like a darker twist to their epic fantasy adventures. Pick up your copy of the book and join in on the adventure today!

Author Erynn Lehtonen
Isbn
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2019-02-12
Pages 208
Language English
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Off Track Planet’s Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke has become the essential guide for travelers in their twenties and thirties who are looking for an edgy reference book on the most interesting destinations around the world, including the craziest place to get a tattoo, where you should go to check out amazing street art, why you might want to try fried bugs, and the best places to party until dawn. This revised edition features up-to-date information and more than 20 percent brand-new material, including new sidebars, content, and photos. Broken into three parts, the first section focuses on what to do and where when it comes to food, fashion, music, art, sex and partying, and more. The second section dives into practical advice on budgeting, hostels and lodging, transportation, passports and visas, and health and safety. The last section offers ideas about extending your stay through work, volunteering, and studying abroad.

Author Off Track Planet
Isbn 0762461187
Genre Travel
Year 2017-02-14
Pages 248
Language English
File format PDF