The Reappropriation of Technology

Abstract

Ideas about purity and contagion appear over and over again in the history of cultures. Indeed, they seem to be so pervasive that we might rightly consider them as a basic organizing principle of human action. They lurk behind primitive dietary rules and laws of ritual avoidance (Douglas 1978), and they underlie our present respect for hygiene and distaste… (More)

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@inproceedings{Knorr2007TheRO, title={The Reappropriation of Technology}, author={K. D. Knorr}, year={2007} }