Puncturing the in-between: Body Piercing in Postmodernity

This article delves into the problematic of piercing. In the line of cultural studies, piercing is read as a text that sheds light on societal relationships. Body piercing can be seen as a subculture, rebelling against certain stands of hegemonic groups, but it can also be viewed as another element...

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Main Authors: Chan Villalta, Carolina, Arguedas González, Elena
Format: Artículo
Language: Inglés
Published: 2015
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/filyling/article/view/4432
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/14315
Summary: This article delves into the problematic of piercing. In the line of cultural studies, piercing is read as a text that sheds light on societal relationships. Body piercing can be seen as a subculture, rebelling against certain stands of hegemonic groups, but it can also be viewed as another element of "pop" culture, having been assimilated and incorporated by the same hegemonic groups it attempted to question. Therefore, linked to body piercing is the matter of the politics of the body. Like all practices, piercing subdivides and folds, thus allowing it room for revolt.