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dc.contributor.authorSilversides, Brookeen
dc.date2013-08-02 18:45:32.617
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-06T21:05:55Z
dc.date.available2013-08-06T21:05:55Z
dc.date.issued2013-08-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/8147
dc.descriptionThesis (Master, Sociology) -- Queen's University, 2013-08-02 18:45:32.617en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis puts forth an ethnographic, social constructionist account of tattoo shops with the aim of examining how heavily tattooed individuals negotiate positive social meaning in a constructed society. This research assumes that heavily tattooed individuals may be viewed as deviant, which can create problems associated with labeling and stigma. Consequently, these individuals need to develop ways to cope, and can do this by seeking out the company of like-minded people who can help them define away stigma. The central focus of this research will be on the social structures of the space (tattoo shops) and the individuals who visit it - more specifically on their interactions, conversations and experiences. Data were collected from both participant observation and semi-structured open ended interviews with participants. The results from this study demonstrate that tattoo shops are environments that can be interpreted as ‘new third places.’en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
dc.rightsThis publication is made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws without written authority from the copyright owner.en
dc.subjectthird placesen
dc.subjectheavily tattooeden
dc.subjectsocial capitalen
dc.titleDrawn Together: How the Heavily Tattooed Build Social Capital in "Third Places"en
dc.typethesisen
dc.description.degreeM.A.en
dc.contributor.supervisorSacco, Vincent F.en
dc.contributor.departmentSociologyen
dc.degree.grantorQueen's University at Kingstonen


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