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Abstract: Taboo refers to socio-religious prohibitions which connote both purity and danger. While James Frazer treated taboo as a form of magical thinking, Émile Durkheim and Sigmund Freud stressed t…

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John Morton, “Taboo”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 23 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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