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Books Books 1 - 6 of about 6 related to Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo.   

Natural Symbols

Professor Mary Douglas, Mary Douglas - Social Science - 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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Implicit Meanings

Professor Mary Douglas, Mary Douglas, - Social Science - 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 - Social Science - 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 - Social Science - 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 - Social Science - 2004 - 154 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 Study of Religion

Michael Banton - Social Science - 2004 - 176 pages
As the basic questions of social structure were elucidated there came a quickening of interest among social anthropologists in the study of religion. Chapters in this book ...
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