Subject Description

Subject

Body alterations

OCM Identifier

304

Subject Description

Scarification and tattooing; cranial deformations; tooth filing and removal; piercing of ears, nose, and lips; genital mutilation (e.g., castration, circumcision, clitoridectomy); age, gender, and status differences; special techniques and apparatus; associated beliefs; etc.

The term was changed from "Mutilation" to "Body Alterations" in 2000.

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