Further Reading

See below for Dr. Gemma Angel’s regularly updated full publication list.

Journal Articles

The Tattoo Collectors: Inscribing Criminality in Nineteenth Century France, in Bildwelten des Wissens (Spring 2012), Volume 9.1: Präparate (prepared specimens), (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2012), p. 29-38.

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Morbid Curiosity IIA Movement of the Soul: Embodied Encounters with Human Remains in the Phantom Museum, in Morbid Curiosity Part II: United Academics Journal of Social Sciences, Volume 3 Issue 17 (September/October 2013), (Digital: Open Access, ISSN/EISSN: 22125736), pp. 1-11.

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Book Chapters

A Medical History of SkinAtavistic Marks and Risky Practices: the Tattoo in Medico-Legal Debate 1850~1950, in J. Reinarz & K. Siena (eds.) A Medical History of Skin: Scratching The Surface, (London: Pickering Chatto, 2013), pp. 165-179.

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Probing the SkinRoses & Daggers: Expressions of Emotional Pain and Devotion in Nineteenth-Century Tattoos, in C. Rosenthal & D. Vanderbeke (eds.) Probing the Skin: Cultural Representation of Our Contact Zone, (London: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015), pp.  211-238.

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