flesh journeys: neo primitives and the contemporary rediscovery of radical body modification

@article{Young2001fleshJN,
  title={flesh journeys: neo primitives and the contemporary rediscovery of radical body modification},
  author={Michael A. Young},
  journal={Deviant Behavior},
  year={2001},
  volume={22},
  pages={117 - 146}
}
Viewing the body as both an evocative social text and a vehicle of social resistance, this article explores recent developments within the Neo Primitive (NP) movement. As a segmented branch of the larger body modification cultural scene, Neo Primitives have created individuals have created a renaissance of deeply flamboyant and often radical body marking practices. Members stress the spiritual, emotional, and practical rewards of body modification for those entrenched within (and ultimately… 
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