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Implicit Meanings

Professor Mary Douglas, Mary Douglas, - 2002 - 344 pages
Implicit Meanings was first published to great acclaim in 1975. It includes writings on the key themes which are associated with Mary Douglas' work and which have had a major ...
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Natural Symbols: Explorations in Cosmology

Professor Mary Douglas - 2004 - 240 pages
One of the most important works of modern anthropology. Written against the backdrop of the student uprisings of the late 1960s, the book took seriously the revolutionary ...
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Natural Symbols

Professor Mary Douglas, Mary Douglas - 2013 - 200 pages
First printed in 1970, Natural Symbols is Douglas' most controversial work. It represents a work of anthropology in its widest sense, exploring themes such as the social ...
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The World of Goods

Professor Mary Douglas, Baron Isherwood - 2002 - 200 pages
First published in 1979, this volume introduces a cultural factor to theories of consumption. The World of Goods goes beyond standard economic analyses, which rely on theories ...
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Franz Steiner - 2013 - 160 pages
Scholars have been trying to explain taboo customs ever since Captain Cook discovered them in Polynesia over 200 years ago. The subject has been treated at length, but none of ...
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Throughout Your Generations Forever: Sacrifice, Religion, and Paternity

Nancy Jay - 1992 - 194 pages
Why does sacrifice, more than any other major religious institution, depend on gender dichotomy? Why do so many societies oppose sacrifice to childbirth, and why are ...
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African Societies

Lucy Mair - 1974 - 251 pages
African Societies unites two main strands of anthropology teaching: analytical concepts used in the study of social systems; and the detailed study of particular societies.
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Witchcraft Confessions and Accusations

Mary Douglas - 2013 - 432 pages
Historians as well as anthropologists have contributed to this volume of studies on aspects of witchcraft in a variety of cultures and periods from Tudor England to twentieth ...
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