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22/03/2007 00:38:00 Defiled Trades & Social Outcast Book Review Ethnographic comparative approach o Deeply root of set of ideas concerning dis-honorability and the social  and political foundations of theses practices and ideas and their  cultural meanings o Dishonor and pollution ideas had everything to do with craft status Has to do with the corporate order of society o Society of what is called a society of orders o Everyone is expected to be incorporated Book is based on city of Augsburg happens to have a archive Dishonor is not about immorality nor is honor about morality or cosmological  ideas or religion.  Unchristian or Christian ideas.  The larger the city, the stricter the code Urban groups constantly were in contact with fellows in other cities and  mutual supported each other’s practices.    Socially and politically stabilizing Evermore rigid control from above Dishonor was totally derived from cities surrounding execution Had to do with dealing with dead animal bodies. Development of the practice of dishonor and the role skinner play o Relationship to dead animals o They assisted at executions She gives wonderful example to the book Ambivalence:  little uniformity
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o Only the pollution ideas existed from city to city o Little consistency in practices although there were evermore practices o Religious exercises could not affect the social stain of dishonor and no  amount of reversal of some situations  Looks closely at skinners and executioners.   o Family dynamics o Wealth o Occupational limits o Operates or works by the actions itself Artisans themselves became subject to torture and even when proved  innocence, they could be excluded from their guilds.
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