Body Piercing and Identity Construction: A Comparative by NA NA;Lisiunia A. Romanienko

By NA NA;Lisiunia A. Romanienko

A theoretical exploration of piercing and different kinds of physique amendment that city groups of defiance use to specific their id, this research demonstrates the socioeconomic, political, and sexual conditions that supply upward push to those certain mechanisms of discursive dissent. Romanienko additionally describes the assets to be had that give a contribution to its attractiveness, the disenchantment with modernity and traditional tools of political engagement that compels defiant groups to settle on those specific sorts of embodied defiance, in addition to the profound socioeconomic and political demanding situations solidifying embodied militancy for the instant destiny. utilizing numerous quantitative and qualitative methodologies, physique piercing is proven to be an enormous think about the fight for authenticity and global solidarity with the disenfranchised, quite in constructing cultural contexts. Extracts of the manuscript have obtained awards from the Society for the examine of Social difficulties and the Mid-South Sociological organization.

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Com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromsoe - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-05 22 23 power-taking by high-status members through the privilege of defining, summarizing, paraphrasing, and highlighting. Summarizing can solidify existing status relations within groups through reinforcement of elite identity via summary articulation, or it can lead to disagreement and conflict in summary re-negotiation and related status (Drew and Heritage, 1992). Here we are interested in examining any contextual distinctions in witnessing the power of summary on the street and in the center.

Our analysis will show that the perception of antagonistic relationships is particularly acute when groups are in competition over scarce resources, such as access to diminishing public spaces offered by the streets of New Orleans. Relevant Variables To extract the necessary discursive elements needed to advance such an analysis, a suitable sample of dialogue in institutional and noninstitutional settings was required (Denzin and Lincoln, 1998). 1057/9780230117129 - Body Piercing and Identity Construction, Lisiunia A.

Popular theoretical frameworks driving discourse analysis have asserted that cognitive processes are primarily responsible for linking identity and action. The current treatment has demonstrated that social structure, particularly that found in antagonistic situational antecedents, is the primary influence in determining active language and related identity construction among communities of individuals known as gutterpunks, who engage in body piercing. Like more conventional groups, language among gutterpunks is a crucial vehicle by which norms are broken, identities are expressed, and opportunities are provided for the transmission of cultural ideas.

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