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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, 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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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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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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Myth and cosmos: readings in mythology and symbolism

American Museum of Natural History - 1967 - 368 pages
p.65-73; Lists Murngin among tribes from many countries having descent rules & incest mysths, mythical parent-child incest breaks descent rules, Murngin taboo on brothers kill ...
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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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Mary Douglas: An Intellectual Biography

Richard Fardon - 2002 - 336 pages
This is the first full length account of the life and ideas of Mary Douglas, the British social anthropologist whose publications span the second half of the twentieth century ...
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Anthropology of Religion

Fiona Bowie - 2006 - 344 pages
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