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taboo in Anthropology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtaboota‧boo1 /təˈbuː, tæ-/ adjective  1 FORBIDa taboo subject, word, activity etc is one that people avoid because it is extremely offensive or embarrassing Rape is a taboo subject.2 not accepted as socially correct It’s taboo to date a man a lot younger than you.3 SAtoo holy or evil to be touched or used
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tabooSociety leads you to believe that certain things are taboo.But confusion and anger and fear are taboo.Like Stanley Feingold before him, he had violated the taboo against discussing the limits of the remedial process.A still photographer and a video cameraman followed him in there, which is taboo and off-limits and strictly verboten.In the '50s it was taboo for co-workers to date each other.Sex before marriage is no longer taboo in western countries.It is a taboo subject, and the marriage ceremonies are performed in secret.Death is still a taboo subject for many people.On all counts - a taboo subject.Rape is an equally taboo subject.taboo subjectAs unemployment rose in 1992, redundancy ceased to be a taboo subject.By this time - the early seventies - homosexuality was no longer a taboo subject.However, almost nothing else was considered a taboo subject.On all counts - a taboo subject.Rape is an equally taboo subject.It is a taboo subject, and the marriage ceremonies are performed in secret.This should certainly not be a taboo subject, but nor should it be used to flagellate the mass of teachers.By talking about this taboo subject in prayers, sermons and Sunday-school lessons.