sábado, junho 07, 2008

... ah! E também, em Portugal, no século 21º, os dentistas

Por causa desta curiosa notícia de ontem, na LUSA "Médicos dentistas: Ordem pondera impedir acesso à profissão se continuarem a faltar saídas profissionais", fiz um breve pesquisa na internet, para avaliar a originalidade da ideia da Ordem dos Dentistas.
Pensei, para comigo, aqui está qualquer coisa para reserva de propriedade intelectual,...
Bom....azar! não é sequer original!
Encontrei, de supetão, esta lista enorme de profissões infames:
- Among those considered infamous in fourteenth-century Germany were skinners, executioners, gravediggers, watchmen, jailers, field guards, barbers, surgeons, tooth pullers, lumbermen, foresters, shepherds, millers, latrine cleaners, refuse collectors, chimney sweeps, bath attendants, and prostitutes. Itinerant people such as peddlers, beggars, jugglers, musicians, singers, actors, dancers, acrobats, and magicians were also considered infamous. According to Blok, several categories of people with dishonorable professions can be distinguished. The first consists of people who came in contact with excreta of the human body or with illness, death, human remains, and dirt, such as skinners, chimney sweeps, barbers, and gravediggers.
Another category viewed as dishonorable consists of people who publicly exhibited their bodies for profit, such as entertainers and prostitutes.
A third category, overlapping the second group, consists of itinerant people, including beggars, peddlers, and roaming scholars.
Finally, people who lived outside the towns and villages, such as shepherds and millers, were considered infamous (Blok 1985: 30-35).
In Muslim cities in the Middle Ages, several occupations were also infamous. On religious grounds, the usurers ranked first among the disreputable.
Neither were traders of silver, gold, and silk highly regarded. Others who profited from transactions forbidden by Muslim law, such as moneylenders, slave dealers, wine sellers, and pork sellers, were also disapproved of.
Professional mourners, too, were frowned upon on religious grounds.
Prostitutes, dancers, and other entertainers, such as wrestlers, players, storytellers, and singing women, were suspected of a questionable morality and associated with vice and begging (Lapidus 1967: 82-83).
Other despised occupations that were not forbidden (harâm) but that were blameworthy or rejected (makrûh) in Islam were those whose practitioners were defiled by dead animals or animal waste matter, including butchers, tanners, hunters, and waste scavengers.
Camel and donkey drivers, shepherds, bath attendants, veterinarians, watchmen, and stablemen were considered to have low occupations and were looked down upon as well (Lapidus 1967: 82-83; Brunschvig 1962: 56)."
- vou só pedir para que seja incluída uma adenda à lista: Portugal, a impedir a formação de dentistas.... por credo ou religião? Não! Porque a organização de classe "acha!".

Karin van Nieuwkerk, 1995. "A Trade like Any Other". Female Singers and Dancers in Egypt.
ISBN: 978-0-292-78723-0

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