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

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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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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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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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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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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Visions of Culture: An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists

Jerry D. Moore - 2009 - 399 pages
This new edition presents introductory anthropology students with a brief treatment of theoretical developments in the field. The key ideas of major theorists are briefly ...
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Anthropology and Anthropologists: The Modern British School

Adam Kuper - 2014 - 248 pages
On its first publication in 1973 Adam Kuper's entertaining history of half a century of British social anthropology provoked strong reactions. But his often irreverent account ...
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Social and Cultural Anthropology in Perspective

2009 - 408 pages
Social anthropology is, in the classic definition, dedicated to the study of distant civilizations in their traditional and contemporary forms. But there is a larger aspiration ...
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