Purity And Danger

Author: Professor Mary Douglas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136489273
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Purity and Danger is acknowledged as a modern masterpiece of anthropology. It is widely cited in non-anthropological works and gave rise to a body of application, rebuttal and development within anthropology. In 1995 the book was included among the Times Literary Supplement's hundred most influential non-fiction works since WWII. Incorporating the philosophy of religion and science and a generally holistic approach to classification, Douglas demonstrates the relevance of anthropological enquiries to an audience outside her immediate academic circle. She offers an approach to understanding rules of purity by examining what is considered unclean in various cultures. She sheds light on the symbolism of what is considered clean and dirty in relation to order in secular and religious, modern and primitive life.

Sex Danger In Buenos Aires

Author: Donna J. Guy
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803221398
Size: 19.58 MB
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A study of prostitution necessarily examines questions of power, class, gender, and public health. In Sex and Danger in Buenos Aires these questions combine with particular force. During most of the time covered in this provocative book, from the late nineteenth century well into the twentieth, prostitution was legal in Argentina. Fears and anxieties concerning the effect of female sexual commerce on family and nation were rampant. Donna J. Guy looks at many aspects of the debate that followed an escalating demand for prostitutes by Argentines and European immigrants. She discusses the widespread fear of white slavery, the merits of medically supervised municipal houses of prostitution, the rights of local governments to restrict the civil liberties of citizens and foreigners, the censorship of literature and music dealing with the plight of prostitutes, and the potential criminality of unsupervised working women who might abandon their families. Guy also describes attempts to deal with female prostitution: rehabilitation, modifications of municipal bordello laws, and medical programs to prevent the spread of venereal disease. She makes clear that the treatment of "marginal" women by liberal politicians and doctors helped promoted policies of repression and censorship that would later be extended to other unacceptable social groups. Her study of how both local and national government in Argentina dealt with these women reveals important links between gender, politics, and economics.

The Danger Of Gender

Author: Clara Nubile
Publisher: Sarup & Sons
ISBN: 8176254029
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With reference to 20th century Indian English literature with special reference to gender identity.

Danger

Author: Lisa Jackson
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 9783426409404
Size: 15.44 MB
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»Stellen Sie sich darauf ein, die ganze Nacht wach zu bleiben ...« Booklist Ein grausamer Serienkiller versetzt ganz New Orleans in Angst und Schrecken. Er verbrennt, enthauptet oder vergräbt seine Opfer bei lebendigem Leibe. Detective Rick Bentz ermittelt unter Hochdruck. Als die nächste barbarisch entstellte Leiche gefunden wird, ein Heiligenmedaillon in der Hand, kommt dem Detective ein schrecklicher Verdacht: Könnte der katholische Heiligenkalender dem Mörder als Vorbild für diese Ritualverbrechen dienen? Die schöne Olivia, zu der sich der Detective unwiderstehlich hingezogen fühlt, will die Morde in ihren Träumen vorausgesehen haben. Nur wenig später ist sie spurlos verschwunden ... »Intelligent, erschreckend, nervenzerreißend!« Romantic Times Danger von Lisa Jackson: Thriller im eBook!

Danger Duty And Disillusion

Author: Joan C. Barker
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 9781478607939
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An insider view of an urban subculture! While much of the literature on police analyzes critically what they do, few works address issues of how police officers feel about their chosen profession, their worldview, or their visions. This refreshingly original and unique ethnographic contribution by anthropologist Joan Barker exposes the human elementone rarely seen by non-policeof officers working for the often-controversial L.A.P.D. During her twenty years of fieldwork, Barker gathered valuable information through formal, in-depth interviews and firsthand experiences, distilling her findings into an illuminating, coherent account. She discovers that five phases of occupational socialization normatively mold officers experiences and perceptions. Fleshing out her discussion is the compelling narrative of Fred, a traditional officer whose authentic voice reveals feelings and attitudes that manifest the essence of the human who does the job of policing. An insider view of an urban subculture usually known only from its public presentation.

City Of Dreadful Delight

Author: Judith R. Walkowitz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226871460
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From tabloid exposes of child prostitution to the grisly tales of Jack the Ripper, narratives of sexual danger pulsated through Victorian London. Expertly blending social history and cultural criticism, Judith Walkowitz shows how these narratives reveal the complex dramas of power, politics, and sexuality that were being played out in late nineteenth-century Britain, and how they influenced the language of politics, journalism, and fiction. Victorian London was a world where long-standing traditions of class and gender were challenged by a range of public spectacles, mass media scandals, new commercial spaces, and a proliferation of new sexual categories and identities. In the midst of this changing culture, women of many classes challenged the traditional privileges of elite males and asserted their presence in the public domain. An important catalyst in this conflict, argues Walkowitz, was W. T. Stead's widely read 1885 article about child prostitution. Capitalizing on the uproar caused by the piece and the volatile political climate of the time, women spoke of sexual danger, articulating their own grievances against men, inserting themselves into the public discussion of sex to an unprecedented extent, and gaining new entree to public spaces and journalistic practices. The ultimate manifestation of class anxiety and gender antagonism came in 1888 with the tabloid tales of Jack the Ripper. In between, there were quotidien stories of sexual possibility and urban adventure, and Walkowitz examines them all, showing how women were not simply figures in the imaginary landscape of male spectators, but also central actors in the stories of metropolotin life that reverberated in courtrooms, learned journals, drawing rooms, street corners, and in the letters columns of the daily press. A model of cultural history, this ambitious book will stimulate and enlighten readers across a broad range of interests.