The concept of “normative disorder” is evoked here, firstly as a reminder of a wide and broad philosophical literature, and secondly because doing so recalls legal anthropological usage. In comparison with the powerful presence of this term in the two aforementioned fields, cultural anthropology’s approach has offered it a minor role. Due to the importance of this term for clarifying the cultural basis and foundation of social changes, a cultural anthropological approach to the concept it represents seems vital and necessary. In order to redefine this term in its new disciplinary/interdisciplinary field, anthropological attention should turn to the reality of context as it arises in terms of field data and ethnographic information. As an attempt to do so, the present article aims at presenting a new view of this term and strives to examine it based on cultural anthropological theories. To achieve this target, “liminality” is employed as a cultural anthropological term in connection to “normative orders” and finally, “normative disorder” is suggested as a new term contributing to a new definition of the point under discussion.
|Keywords:||Multinormativity, Normative Disorder, Divine Normative Orders, Ritual of Reversal|
PhD Student of Anthropology, Cluster of Excellence 'The Formation of Normative Orders', Goethe University, Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
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