Zhang Huan has become one of China’s most well known and respected artist around the world today. He came from a generation of Chinese arts who wanted to challenge and provoke through their work. 869 more words
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“Purity and Danger” by anthropologist Mary Douglas explores tribal culture’s and their hyper emphasis of purity and its relationship to “perceived” danger. The “danger” is usually the fear of contamination by new ideas from beyond the pale of their culture but also from within the culture as deviance from within is always present within any culture that has any dynamic quality. 521 more words
Mary Douglas, an important English anthropologist, argued that the violations of the body are a sort of symbolic representation of the violation of a wider cultural system; the anxiety of violation relates to the entire societies’ norms being threatened (Stewart & Strathern, 2004). 995 more words
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According to Green and Mesaki (2005) Tanzania is one of the most ‘fertile grounds’ for witchcraft studies. Witchcraft is often a very real part of everyday life for the 100+ ethnic groups living in the country. 976 more words