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ERIC Number: EJ847815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-0007-8204
The Skin We Ink: Tattoos, Literacy, and a New English Education
Kirkland, David E.
English Education, v41 n4 p375-395 Jul 2009
David E. Kirkland turns our attention to the ways tattoos can represent "human" stories of literacy through the power of inked flesh, the self-portrait it creates, and the words and worlds that surround the body. The body, for Kirkland, is an important site of cultural production that represents the transformative, political, and personal terrains of literacy. (Contains 4 figures and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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