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- Involving transgression; that passes beyond some limit; sinful.
- Going beyond generally accepted boundaries; violating usual practice, subversive.
- "'P.S.' is the second movie in two weeks to use reincarnation as the excuse for transgressive sex." - Roger Ebert
Transgressive and Transgression may mean:
- a legal transgression, a crime
- a social transgression, violating a norm
- Transgressive art, a name given art forms which transgress.
- Transgressional fiction, a modern style in literature.
- a concept in Bataillean and Bakhtinian philosophy.
- Georges Bataille was one of the prime theorists of transgression. He emphasized the irrational in opposition to the rational, the erotic as opposed to morality, celebration of excess as opposed to restraint, transgression as opposed to conformity.
- The Politics and Poetics of Transgression (1986) - Peter Stallybrass, Allon White
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