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Books Books 1 - 10 of about 13 related to Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo.   

Natural Symbols: Explorations in Cosmology

Professor Mary Douglas, 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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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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Risk and Blame

Professor Mary Douglas, Mary Douglas - 2013 - 336 pages
First published in 1992, this volume follows on from the programme for studying risk and blame that was implied in Purity and Danger. The first half of the book Douglas argues ...
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The World of Goods

Professor Mary Douglas, 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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Taboo

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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Homo Hierarchicus: The Caste System and Its Implications

Louis Dumont - 1980 - 488 pages
The French anthropologist rejects the ethnocentric concepts underlying Western sociology to provide a new analysis of the roots, function, and social organization of India's ...
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Selected Writings

Franz Baermann Steiner - 1999 - 279 pages
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Other Cultures: Aims, Methods and Achievements in Social Anthropology

John H.M. Beattie - 2005 - 296 pages
Other Cultures provides a lucid introduction to social anthropology. The author devotes the first part of the book to a consideration of what social anthropology is and seeks ...
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Elements of Social Organisation

Raymond Firth - 2013 - 288 pages
An illuminating introduction to the methods and problems of social anthropology, this book draws on a wide range of illustrations, including Raymond Firth's own experiences in ...
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The Primitive Mind And Modern Civilization

Aldrich, Charles Roberts - 2013 - 268 pages
First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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