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Implicit Meanings

Professor 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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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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Anthropological approaches to the Old Testament

Bernhard Lang - 1985 - 175 pages
Enslavement and the early Hebrew lineage system / Franz Steiner -- The sin of Cain / Isaac Schapera -- The Hebrew conception of corporate personality / John W. Rogerson ...
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Other Cultures: Aims, Methods and Achievements in Social Anthropology

John Beattie - 2013 - 304 pages
The first part of this book considers what kind of study social anthropology is, the types of questions social anthropologists ask and how they go about obtaining the answers ...
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