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The fine line : making distinctions in everyday life

Author: Eviatar Zerubavel
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Zerubavel explores the way in which we make social distinctions, and assesses the how this affects social organization.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zerubavel, Eviatar.
Fine line.
New York : Free Press, ©1991
(OCoLC)653392603
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eviatar Zerubavel
ISBN: 0029344204 9780029344200
OCLC Number: 23940201
Description: xii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Islands of meaning --
Chunks of space --
Blocks of time --
Frames --
Chunks of identity --
Mental fields --
Ritual transitions --
2. The great divide --
Mental gaps --
Mental quantum leaps --
Mental images and social reality --
3. The rigid mind --
Purity and order --
Self and environment --
Social segregation --
The psychological roots of rigidity --
Rigid social environments --
4. The social lens --
Culture and classification --
The color gray --
The social construction of discontinuity --
5. The fuzzy mind --
The ocean --
Letting go --
Opening up --
Ritual fluidity --
Playful promiscuity --
Comic transgression --
Fluidity in art --
The ethics of fluidity --
Fluidity and modernity --
6. The flexible mind --
Transgression and creativity --
Boundaries and order --
Mental plasticity.
Responsibility: Eviatar Zerubavel.

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