Re: mutilation and tattoos

Adrienne Dearmas (DearmasA@AOL.COM)
Thu, 4 Jul 1996 11:45:49 -0400

In a message dated 96-07-03 20:50:05 EDT, swyersh@INTERPORT.NET (Holly
Swyers) writes:

> Let me begin by seconding John McCreery's commendations of Marie Conrad and
> Nedra Sue Davis - and to say (as I've been meaning to) thank you to
> Adrienne Dearmas for getting this thread rolling. There are obviously a
> lot of unplumbed depths is this topic, and I am a little disturbed that
> Dearmas' experience suggests that the general response of anthropology to
> this research has been affected disinterest or worse.
I fourth it! And I want to thank everyone for finally picking up on this
thread. It gives me hope that I am not alone in my dogged determinism that
this is worthwhile anthropology, (and vital to our understanding of American
culture, multiculturalism, and the relationship of the body to the self, but
that's my own crusade) Everyone's comments are really helpful - keep 'em

- Adrienne