Concerning actions prohibited or avoided, the following headings seem to be sufficiently exhaustive: (a) Avoidances of contact generally: This section comprises prohibitions on sight and touch, i.e., on seeing or touching certain objects or persons, as well as prohibitions on the use of property, including localities belonging to or associated with certain persons. It seems best to include in the same section those elaborate arrangements made to isolate a person altogether.

  • Source: Raum, Otto Friedrich. The social functions of avoidances and taboos among the Zulu. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter, 1973.
  • Culture: Zulu
  • Location: Africa