- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Park Street Press; Original ed. edition (September 1, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0892816104
- ISBN-13: 978-0892816101
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.3 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,600,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Return of the Tribal: A Celebration of Body Adornment Paperback – September 1, 1997
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"First tattoos, then piercings and now--metal mohawks? Modern primitives are taking body modification to the extremes with scalp implants."
"By juxtaposing photos of 'modern urban tribals' against images of indigenous people, Camphausen effectively places this oh-so '90s practice firmly within a historical and global context. The results are fascinating."
"This book brings dignity and respect to the contemporary practice of body adornment in all its forms. By alternating stunning images from tribal and urban cultures, Camphausen makes his point convincingly.
(Magical Blend, David Merritt )
"A veritable travelogue through the geography of human imagination. Camphausen proves convincingly that today's body modification trend is more like a revival than a fad."
About the Author
Rufus C. Camphausen is the author of The Yoni, The Encyclopedia of Erotic Wisdom and The Divine Library as well as numerous articles and essays on religious history, mythology, and sacred sexuality. He was first tattooed in 1974, and was first pierced in 1983. He lives in the Netherlands.
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If you don't already own Modern Primitives, you might want to start there first. This book doesn't have as good of written content, though I personally found it to have better and more varied photography.
Overall, the book is a must-have for the library of anyone interested in body modification (either on a tribal level or in Western culture). "Return Of the Tribal" could work as a (small) coffee table book or a reference text. Short, but very sweet.
It would be a great book to present to young high school kids when attempting to teach them that people are different but that it's all good :)
Like i said, some of the pictures were great but i am otherwise disappointed with this purchase