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Revisiting (not so) Commonplace Ideas about the Body: Topia, Utopia and Heterotopia in the World of Tattooing

Consumer Culture Theory

ISBN: 978-1-78441-158-9, eISBN: 978-1-78441-157-2

ISSN: 0885-2111

Publication date: 22 November 2014

Abstract

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In articulating the links between bodies, their utopias and heterotopic places where these are carried out, we contribute not only to the understanding of the meaning that consumers attribute to the transformation of their body, but also to the role played by spaces – sites as well as gendered bodies – in our understanding of these phenomena.

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgments

The author thanks the management and staff of Studio 54 in Nantes, especially A. and the three male tattooists who work together and share the same “box”, for their welcome and the support they gave to this project. The present paper could not have been written without their help and invaluable comments. I also warmly thank my reviewers and Jeff Murray for their very useful and constructive comments that helped me improve the paper. Finally, I extend my warmest thanks to Michael Westlake, my translator, for the quality of his work and the elegant fidelity with which he makes my texts travel overseas.

Citation

Roux, D. (2014), "Revisiting (not so) Commonplace Ideas about the Body: Topia, Utopia and Heterotopia in the World of Tattooing", Consumer Culture Theory (Research in Consumer Behavior, Vol. 16), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 59-80. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0885-211120140000016003

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