Marshall Sahlins “Historical Metaphors and Mythical Realities”

Hey yall! Our discussion on Tuesday reminded me of a book we read in a Sociology class I took last year (Social Structure and Change), and I thought I would share the title with you in case you’re interested. It’s called “Historical Metaphors and Mythical Realities” by Marshall Sahlins, and it  it definitely speaks to the point made in class that women are less implicated in the system of taboos than men because of their distance from the sacred. In Sahlins account, this distance allows women to break taboos, disrupt cultural systems, and catalyze social change.

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