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Taboo Personal and Collective Representations Taboo Personal and Collective Representations examines the symbolic nature of taboo asking what is the purpose of a taboo and how does it vary cross culturally The book focuses on the concept of taboo as an in between organizing principle which separates and differentiates stages through a ritual process of separation of order as cleanblessed from disorder as polluteddisassociatedThis book uses an interdisciplinary approach which compares the anthropological ethnological sociological and depth psychological perspectives of renowned scholars in their examination of taboos Unconsciousconscious taboos influence how we perceive transitional indeterminate states across margins in the maturation and individuation processes The book argues that a taboo embodies the perilous symbolic meaning of such a rite of passage and that its emotional value and intensity in the form of symptomology varies across cultures

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