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Books Books 1 - 10 of about 14 related to Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo.    

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

Professor Mary Douglas, Mary Douglas - 2002 - 224 pages
Every natural symbol - derived from blood, breath or excrement - carries a social meaning and this work focuses on the ways in which any one culture makes its selections from ...
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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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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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Edward Evans-Pritchard

Mary Douglas - 2002 - 151 pages
First published in 1980, this book provides an overview of E. E. Evans-Pritchard's approach to anthropology. His seminal works on the Azande and the Nuer had an immense impact ...
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Readings in ritual studies

Ronald L. Grimes - 1996 - 577 pages
This is the most comprehensive collection of articles on ritual ever assembled. The book includes selections by internationally known scholars such as Victor Turner and ...
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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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