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Mary Douglas : understanding human thought and conflict

Author: Perri 6; Paul Richards
Publisher: New York, NY : Berghahn Books, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This valuable book introduces Mary Douglas's theories, and outlines the ways in which her work is of continuing importance for the future of the social sciences.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
6, Perri, 1960- author.
Mary Douglas
New York, NY : Berghahn Books, 2017
(DLC) 2017000352
Named Person: Mary Douglas; Émile Durkheim; Mary Douglas; Émile Durkheim
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Perri 6; Paul Richards
ISBN: 9781785334238 1785334239
OCLC Number: 984512219
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Social organization in microcosm : anomalies and ritual concentrate conflict --
Comparing on a grand scale : elementary forms do the organizing --
Building fundamental explanations : rituals do the institutionalizing, and institutions make change --
Analytic method is also ritual peacemaking : thinking in circles helps to defuse conflict --
Douglas's contribution to understanding human thought and conflict.
Responsibility: Perri 6 and Paul Richards.

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