NTW Ch 6 - Kevin Pintauro THL 209 Malina NTW Chapter 6...

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Kevin Pintauro January 31, 2008 THL 209 Malina NTW Chapter 6 Chapter six distinguishes the differences between the Sacred and the Profane. What may be sacred to one may be profane to another. The example of the little girl staining stacks of new jeans in a store and the little girl staining your own pair of jeans illustrates distinct differences of how people react to their environment: If something or someone is “sacred” to another, then they feel as if they are or it is their own; whereas if something or someone is “profane” to another, then they feel more of indifference. Things that are seen on TV are profane, can be sacred if it involves one personally somehow. The concept of purity is determined by what is “clean” and “unclean”. As a society, we create artificial boundaries: State and national borders and abstract borders that used to categorize and prioritize things as they should be. Something that is impure is something that is out of place or not where it should be; something that has crossed a
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course THL 209 taught by Professor Malina during the Spring '08 term at Creighton.

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NTW Ch 6 - Kevin Pintauro THL 209 Malina NTW Chapter 6...

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