Encyclopedia of Taboos
Encyclopedia of Taboos, Lynn Holden
chm | 1 Mb | ISBN-10: 1576070697 | ISBN-13: 978-1576070697 | 302 pages | October 1, 2000 | Language: English
The word taboo derives from the Tongan tabu and is related to the more general Polynesian word, tapu, and the Hawaiian kapu. It became a familiar term in Europe after it was mentioned by Captain James Cook in his journal describing his third voyage around the world. He was introduced to the expression in 1777 in the Tonga, or Friendly, Islands. The literal meaning of the word is simply ¡°marked off¡±, or ¡°off-limits¡±, possibly a combination of ta (to mark) and pu (exceedingly). Unfortunately, the term was interpreted by early anthropologists such as William Robertson Smith and James Frazer as a form of superstition, or magic, and became a repository for all that remained inexplicable in preliterate cultures. It took later scholars like Mary Douglas and Edmund Leach to show how taboos are just as prevalent in the industrialised West. Far from being remnants of a distant time or place, a product of supposedly ¡°primitive¡± thought, taboos are a crucial part of our, or indeed any, society, determining how people must and must not behave.
Download link: RS
Please no more mirrors
The Culture of Terrorism
Cannabis, Forgetting, and the Botany of Desire
Figuring Out People: Reading People Using Meta-Programs
Five Bodies: Re-figuring Relationships
The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences
John Locke's Politics of Moral Consensus by Greg Forster
Welfare, Work and Poverty (Civil Society)
Introduction to Classroom Observation (2nd Edition)
Inside Clubbing: Sensual Experiments in the Art of Being Human
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.