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Inking of Immunity Episode 12. David Lane on Tattoo Workers & Tattooing Under Capitalism

Owens, Rebecca, Lynn, C. D. and Smetana, M. R. A. (2022) Inking of Immunity Episode 12. David Lane on Tattoo Workers & Tattooing Under Capitalism. [Audio]

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David C. Lane is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice Sciences at Illinois State University. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Delaware. His monograph, The Other End of the Needle: Continuity and Change among Tattoo Workers was recently released on Rutgers University Press. His research articles on tattoo work appear in Deviant Behavior and the Sociology Compass. He also has a forthcoming original research chapter in the Handbook of Social Organization titled, ‘Resistance and Resilience among Tattoo Workers’. Broadly, David’s research focuses on tattoo work and culture as a social process, labor and the changes to cultural production in capitalist systems, crime in relation to natural hazards, art theft, and constructionist approaches to social problems. He also serves as the Chair of the Body Art and Images area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (

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Additional Information: Inking of Immunity Podcast is produced and cohosted by Chris Lynn, Becci Owens, and Mike Smetana. Kira Yancey is the editor and producer. We are tattoo researchers talking to other tattoo researchers and practitioners. IoI is supported in part by the National Science Foundation (BCS-2017553) and the Universities of Alabama (USA) and Sunderland (UK). Follow us on Facebook (Inking.of.Immunity), Twitter (Inking_Immunity), and Instagram (Inking.of.Immunity).
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Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2024 09:35
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2024 09:35


Author: Rebecca Owens ORCID iD
Author: C. D. Lynn ORCID iD
Author: M. R. A. Smetana

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