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Kegare between power and discrimination

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A polluting person is always in the wrong. He has developed some wrong condition or simply crossed some line which should not have been crossed and this displacement unleashes danger for someone

Mary Douglas, Purity and Danger. An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo

In every culture, purity, impurity and pollution are concepts with important social implications that go beyond the simple concerns for health and hygene; they imply a more intricate relationship between different actors within a given social structure. Within these relationships, impurity is variously interpreted as the sign of divine rage, as a break in the social order, as a violation of the corporal borders or as the proof of uncertainty and of a threat against the community.

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kegare tra potere e discriminazione
Anthropology, Culture tips

Kegare tra potere e discriminazione

Reading Time: 9 minutes

A polluting person is always in the wrong. He has developed some wrong condition or simply crossed some line which should not have been crossed and this displacement unleashes danger for someone

Mary Douglas, Purity and Danger. An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo

 

Purezza, impurità e contaminazione sono, in ogni cultura, concetti con complesse implicazioni sociali che vanno al di là di semplici preoccupazioni per l’igiene e la salute; essi implicano una relazione più intricata tra differenti attori all’interno di una determinata struttura sociale. All’interno di queste relazioni, l’impurità è di volta in volta interpretata come un segno della rabbia divina, come una rottura dell’ordine sociale, come la violazione di confini corporali e come la dimostrazione di incertezza e di minaccia verso la comunità.

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