Classification

Evil - A Critical Primer - Kenneth G. MacKendrick

Kenneth G. MacKendrick [+-]
Department of Religion University of Manitoba
Kenneth G. MacKendrick is Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Manitoba.

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Classification provides an overview of the power of classification and the relation of classification to dangers and aversions; key thinkers include Mary Douglas, Jonathan Z. Smith, and Bruce Lincoln; ethnographic examples will be drawn from Cantonese funerals, Maori cosmology, and Protestant purity debates (U.S.). This chapter will also include a discussion of “magical thinking” as the backbone of classificatory thinking.

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MacKendrick, Kenneth. Classification. Evil - A Critical Primer. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Oct 2021. ISBN 9781781796191. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=32884. Date accessed: 28 Oct 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.32884. Oct 2021

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