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The fine line: making distinctions in everyday life

By: Zerubavel, Eviatar.
Publisher: Chicago The University of Chicago Press 1991Description: xii, 205 p.ISBN: 9780226981598.Subject(s): Social science | Categorization (Psychology) | Boundaries - Psychological aspects | Social perceptionDDC classification: 302.12 Summary: Eviatar Zerubavel argues that most of the distinctions we make in our daily lives and in our culture are social constructs. He questions the notion that a clear line can be drawn to separate one time or object or concept from another, and presents witty and provocative counterexamples in defense of ambiguity and anomaly. (http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/F/bo3627495.html)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-189) and indexes.

Eviatar Zerubavel argues that most of the distinctions we make in our daily lives and in our culture are social constructs. He questions the notion that a clear line can be drawn to separate one time or object or concept from another, and presents witty and provocative counterexamples in defense of ambiguity and anomaly.
(http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/F/bo3627495.html)

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