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Books Books 1 - 10 of about 12 related to Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo.   

Implicit Meanings

Professor Mary Douglas, Mary Douglas, - 2002 - 342 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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Risk and Blame: Essays in Cultural Theory

Professor Mary Douglas - 2002 - 336 pages
Risk and danger are culturally conditioned ideas. They are shaped by pressures of social life and accepted notions of accountability. The risk analyses that are increasingly ...
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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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The World of Goods

Professor Mary Douglas, Mary Douglas, Baron Isherwood - 2002 - 198 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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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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The Sociology of Religion: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives

Malcolm B. Hamilton - 2012 - 320 pages
This clear introduction to the sociology of religion combines a discussion of key theorists with a modern emphasis on the diversity of religious beliefs and practices. Malcolm ...
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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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Evans-Pritchard

Mary Douglas - 2013 - 164 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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Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religion

Michael Banton - 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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