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ERIC Number: EJ176668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1977
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Sexual Pollution: Reproductive Sex Taboos in American Society
Paige, Karen Ericksen
Journal of Social Issues, 33, 2, 144-65, Spr 77
A theory is presented to explain the similarity between America and other societies in reproductive sex taboos. It argues that these taboos are based on a concept of sexual pollution and represent implicit mechanisms used to solve inevitable social dilemmas produced by marriage. (Author)
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