Distraction Free Reading

Monstrous Matter, Out of Place

The following is an autoethnographic comic about my experiences re-understanding a new diagnosis through revisiting Mary Douglas’s Purity and Danger. (And yes, the final panel is from a conversation I did have with a grad student colleague and dear friend.)



Douglas, Mary. 1984. Purity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo. New York, New York: ARK Paperbacks.


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  • Betsy Hudson says:

    SO interesting!! I’d had no idea… the warning is appreciated, I will NOT be googling that. It’s wonderful seeing a “serious” article written as a comic. Probably the only way I would read one. My question: Where is it now?

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