Pollution, Defilement and Disgust

Saturday, July 19, 2014: 12:30 PM-2:20 PM
Room: 303
RC16 Sociological Theory (host committee)

Language: English

The session sets out to explore the nature and function of pollution, defilement and disgust in social life. Particular emphasis is given to attempts at theoretical innovation.
Session Organizer:
Philip SMITH, Yale University, USA
The Ick Factor: The Resignification of the Grasshopper (Oral Presentation)
Jason MAST, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

The “Incest-Beast” of Amstetten (Oral Presentation)
Marco GERSTER, Konstanz University, Germany; Kim-Claude MEYER, Konstanz University, Germany

Tortured Bodies, Ravaged Flesh, Killing Machines: David Cronenberg and the Sociology of Disgust (Oral Presentation)
Rafael MARQUES, Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestao, Portugal

On Dry Othering (Oral Presentation)
Philip SMITH, Yale University, USA

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