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Author(s): Hanna Mamzer
Subject(s): Anthropology, Sociology
Published by: Stowarzyszenie Czasu Kultury

Summary/Abstract: The text offers an introduction to reflections on how to understand the term “wall”, which not only means a physically constructed wall, but is also a metaphor for all kinds of barriers created for different purposes. The author considers the basic function of walls – both literal as well as metaphoric and symbolic ones – to be providing a sense of security. She sees this human need as part of both humanity’s biological and cultural and evolutionary heritage. The text discusses other functions that walls can perform, with a particular focus on the tasks they fulfil in relation to culture.

  • Issue Year: XXXII/2016
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 4-9
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Polish
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