Russian Prison Tattoos: Codes of Authority, Domination and Struggle (BOK)

Alix Lambert

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For centuries, Russian prison inmates forcibly initiated newcomers with tattoos. Gradually, prisoners developed a secret form of communication with their tattoos, allowing them to establish rank among the other inmates and maintain a clandestine hierarchy. This book explores the grisly reality of Russian prisons and the people who inhabit them. Over 190 black and white and color photographs expose the different tattoos and their meanings, ranging from churches, crosses, Christs, Madonnas, military symbols, cats, dolphins, bears, hawks, and other startling images. Documentary filmmaker Alix Lambert traveled around modern Russia to film these sinister environments, collected stories to identify the dying art of tattooing in Russian prisons, and detailed the lives of the heavily marked inmates, past and present. This fascinating, spine-tingling book provides an entirely new outlook on tattoos and what they can represent!

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2003 Forfatter Alix Lambert
Forlag
GAZELLE BOOK SERVICES
ISBN 9780764317644
Antall sider 160 Dimensjoner 21,7cm x 27,7cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 950 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Body art & tattooing

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