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Purity and danger : an analysis of concept of pollution and taboo

Author: Mary Douglas
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
Series: Routledge classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this classic work Mary Douglas identifies the concern for pirity as a key theme at the heart of every society. She reveals its wide-ranging impact on our attitudes tp society, values, cosmology and knowledge.
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Douglas, Mary, 1921-2007.
Purity and danger.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2003
(DLC) 2002031673
(OCoLC)50333732
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Douglas
ISBN: 0203361830 9780203361832 0415289955 9780415289955 0415291054 9780415291057 9781136489273 1136489274
OCLC Number: 53023690
Notes: Originally published: London : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1966.
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 247 pages).
Contents: Ritual uncleanness --
Secular defilement --
The abominations of Leviticus --
Magic and miracle --
Primitive worlds --
Powers and dangers --
External boundaries --
Internal lines --
The system at war with itself --
The system shattered and renewed.
Series Title: Routledge classics.
Responsibility: Mary Douglas.

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Purity and Danger is acknowledged as a modern masterpiece of anthropology. It is widely cited in non-anthropological works and gave rise to a body of application, rebuttal and development within  Read more...

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