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Transgressive means involving transgression; that passes beyond some limit; sinful; going beyond generally accepted boundaries; violating usual practice, subversive.


Transgressive and transgression may refer to:

  • a legal transgression, a crime
  • a social transgression, violating a norm; elements of moral and normative transgression are drugs, sex and violence
  • 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.

Etymology

From trans (“across, beyond”) + gradior (“walk; advance”).

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