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Transgression



ISBN 9780415343398
Published August 24, 2006 by Routledge
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Book Description

Transgression – a concept defined as conduct that breaks rules or exceeds boundaries – is a key idea for sociologists, anthropologists and cultural theorists, and is a major feature of postmodern thought.

Providing an inter-disciplinary base to the notion of transgression, this four-volume set includes a history of ideas, a résumé of the major contributory theorists, and a thematic discussion of the significant moments and substantive concerns of these various debates. A general introduction by the editor reviews theoretical perspectives and puts forward a rationale for the collection itself.

Table of Contents

Volume I  Theorizing Transgression.  Polymorphous - Perverse  Volume II  Transgressing Modernity.  The Shock of the New.  Carnival and Misrule  Volume III  Rules and Boundaries.  The Sacred and the Profane.  Transgressing Space  Volume IV  Madness and Civilization.  Criminal Intent

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