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Physis: Revista de Saúde Coletiva

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SABINO, César  and  LUZ, Madel T.. Tatoo, gender and the logic of difference. Physis [online]. 2006, vol.16, n.2, pp. 251-272. ISSN 0103-7331.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-73312006000200007.

This article analyzes the tatoos logic of the bodybuilders and gyms frequenters in Rio de Janeiro city, detaching the identity aspect of such logic and its relation with the question of difference and the social hierarchies associated, in the study, to the cosmological conception present in Western metaphysical thought. Such conception is collated with the Amerindian perspectivism, in which the difference and the becoming are presented as the cosmos essence.

Keywords : Tattoo; gender; bodybuiding; identity; difference.

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