Transgression – a concept defined as conduct that breaks rules or exceeds boundaries – is a key idea for sociologists, anthropologists and cultural theorists, and is a major feature of postmodern thought.
Providing an inter-disciplinary base to the notion of transgression, this four-volume set includes a history of ideas, a résumé of the major contributory theorists, and a thematic discussion of the significant moments and substantive concerns of these various debates. A general introduction by the editor reviews theoretical perspectives and puts forward a rationale for the collection itself.
Volume I Theorizing Transgression. Polymorphous - Perverse Volume II Transgressing Modernity. The Shock of the New. Carnival and Misrule Volume III Rules and Boundaries. The Sacred and the Profane. Transgressing Space Volume IV Madness and Civilization. Criminal Intent