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Purity and danger : an analysis of concepts of pollution and taboo with a new preface by the author

Author: Mary Douglas
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2015
Series: Routledge classics.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Douglas
ISBN: 1138127140 9781138127142
OCLC Number: 941435948
Notes: Originally published: London : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1966.
Description: xxi, 244 pages ; 20 cm
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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