Re: Socialisation of scar tissue

Bryant (
23 Oct 1996 09:42:18 -0600

In article <>,
David Wheatley <> wrote:

>I am becoming interested in the social meanings which people attribute
>to intentional and unintentional body scars (particularly in
>pre-literate societies). I wonder if anyone has any pointers to
>literature on this theme?

A recent issue of Ethology and Sociobiology (1996) had an article on
scarification and social status. I tried to look up the exact reference
on scisearch, but "scarification" got me 700 articles on fire forestry
and surgery!