Totem and taboo, purity and danger…and fads and fashion in the study of pollution rules

Behavior Science Research Vol/Iss. 17 Published In Pages: 271-287
By Carroll, Michael P.


This article examines three theories regarding the existence of pollution rules. Results show support for a psychological theory put forward by Freud that predicts a relationship between father-child contact, post-partum sex taboos, and menstrual taboos.

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