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Taboo (Issue I/2021)

The power of prohibition

by Manvir Singh

How taboos are created and why people break them.

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Taboo (Issue I/2021)

Thou shalt not lie

by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

About a rule that no-one can stick to.

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Taboo (Issue I/2021)

“It is common knowledge in the village who is menstruating”

a photo gallery by Maria Contreras Coll

According to the “Chhaupadi” custom in Nepal, girls and women who are menstruating are considered impure and must be isolated. Maria Contreras Coll spent a year in Nepal and documented this tradition for her photo project “Journey to Impurity”.

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Taboo (Issue I/2021)

“All cultures ban incest”

in conversation with Caroline Eliacheff

Psychoanalyst Caroline Eliacheff talks about our enduring taboos and those which disappear over time.

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Taboo (Issue I/2021)

“Musical Silk”

By Jan Moritz Onken

The Silk Road Symphony Orchestra takes suggestions from the audience to shape its program. A conversation with conductor Jan Moritz Onken.

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Taboo (Issue I/2021)

Eternal loyalty?

by Jan-Werner Müller

How did it happen that US Republicans put up with Donald Trump's taboo violations?

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Taboo (Issue I/2021)

The great silence

by Will Self

Everyone thinks they are enlightened. Yet death and sex are still as hidden as they were in Victorian England.

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Taboo (Issue I/2021)

Never go barefoot

by Emmanuel Abeku Essel

A tribal chief in Ghana has to know what he may and may not do.

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Taboo (Issue I/2021)

“Racism does not go away if you remain silent”

In conversation with Golda Schultz

Classical music was long the domain of white men. If opera singer Golda Schultz has her way, that's about to change. A conversation about prejudice on and off the stage.

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Taboo (Issue I/2021)

A belated coming out

by Leo Boix

On finally telling my father the truth about my homosexuality.

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Taboo (Issue I/2021)

“I knew it was a big deal”

an interview with Eric Ben-Artzi

The former risk officer Eric Ben-Artzi helped uncover false accounting at Deutsche Bank. A conversation about the difficulties of exposing his employer.

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Tabu (Ausgabe I/2021)

Virgin until the Wedding

By Amir Hassan Cheheltan

A conversation behind closed doors about the many sexual taboos in Iran.

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