Alec Nevala-Lee

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If we can abstract pathogenicity and hygiene from our notion of dirt, we are left with the old definition of dirt as matter out of place. This is a very suggestive approach. It implies two conditions: a set of of ordered relations and a contravention to that order. Dirt, then, is never a unique, isolated event. Where there is dirt there is system.

Mary Douglas, Purity and Danger

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July 27, 2017 at 7:30 am

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