Stigma : marking skin in the early modern world
"Investigates the intersecting histories of tattooing, branding, stigmata, baptismal and beauty marks, and the wounds and scars borne by early modern men and women. Examines these forms of dermal marking as manifestations of a powerful and ubiquitous material practice"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2023
The Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, Pennsylvania, 2023
xii, 282 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
List of IllustrationsAcknowledgementsIntroductionMarking Skin: A Cutaneous CollectionKatherine Dauge-Roth and Craig KoslofskyPart I: Marked Encounters in America, Asia, and Africa1. “Pownced, Pricked, or Paynted”: English Ideas of Tattooing as Indigenous LiteracyMairin Odle2. Indigenous Taiwanese Skin Marking in Early Modern European and Chinese EyesXiao Chen3. Following the Trail of the Slave Trade: Branding, Skin, and CommodificationKatrina H. B. Keefer and Matthew S. HopperPart II: Marks of Faith4. Jerusalem Under the Skin: The History of Jerusalem Pilgrimage TattoosMordechay Lewy5. Stigmata and the Mind-Body ConnectionAllison Stedman6. The Invisible Mark: Representing Baptism in Early Modern French DramaturgyAna Fonseca Conboy7. Rabies and Relics: Cutaneous Marks and Popular Healing in Early Modern EuropeKatherine Dauge-RothPart III: Standing Out: Marks of Honor, Shame, and Beauty8. Skin Narratives: Speaking About Wounds and Scars in Shakespeare’s CoriolanusNicole Nyffenegger9. Branding on the Face in Early Modern EuropeCraig Koslofsky10. Mouches Volantes: The Enigma of Paste-On Beauty Marks in Seventeenth-Century FranceClaire GoldsteinAfterwordCultural Inscriptions: Body Marking After 1800Peter S. EricksonList of ContributorsIndex