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Books Books 1 - 6 of about 6 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, 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 - 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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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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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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