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  1. Taboos Across Culture By Matthew Lubaszka

  2. Norms • Folkways- socially acceptable customs • Mores- norms associated with morality • Laws- formal rules

  3. Definition • The dictionary defines a taboo as something that is forbidden by culture ortradition • Sociological definition is “something that is absolutely forbidden

  4. Taboos in America • Asking someone how much they earn • Not tipping at a restaurant • Child abuse • Murder • Cannibalism • Incest

  5. Taboos in America • Asking someone how much they earn • Not tipping at a restaurant • Child abuse • Murder • Cannibalism • Incest

  6. Incest Taboo • Reason of its existence • Shrinking in the United States • China’s loophole

  7. Universal Gestures • No Such Thing

  8. Globalization • Dangers of misinterpretation • Mixture of cultures

  9. Pictures (in order from left to right) • The Sign is in the Air, and The Air is Everywhere by DiaTM • Thumbs Up!!! By pie4dan • Taboo by Mercuriain • Chinese flag by Rose Davies • Cake by saucy_pan • Under The Eiffel : Unspoken (Part 2) By jay-chill • Breaking the law, Breaking the law by bitzclet

  10. Works Cited • Cohen, Yehudi. “The Disappearance of the IncestTaboo” 27 September 2009 <http://www.ndnu.edu/aboutus/mission_diversity/documents/Cohen-DisappearanceoftheIncestTaboo> • CliffsNotes.com. Cultural Norms. 27 September 2009 <http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/CliffsReviewTopic/topicArticleId-26957,articleId26853.html> • Brooks, Amir “A Clear Guide to Islam” 26 September 2009 <http://www.bahagia.btinternet.co.uk/customs.htm#hand> • Wolf, Arthur P. “Adopt a daughter-in-law, Marry a Sister, A Chinese Solution to the Problem of the Incest Taboo” American Anthropologist, New Series, Vol. 70, No. 5 (Oct., 1968), pp. 864-874. Blackwell Publishing < http://www.jstor.org/stable/669753> • Banutu-Gomez, Michael. Africa: we owe it to our ancestors, our children, and ourselves. Pg 71-72 Lanham, MD : Hamilton Books. 2006