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  1. Humanitarian Work Psychology and the Global Development Agenda

    Case studies and interventions

    Edited by Ishbel McWha, Douglas C Maynard, Mary O'Neil Berry

    To Be Published May 31st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Natural Symbols

    By Professor Mary Douglas, Mary Douglas

    First printed in 1970, Natural Symbols is Douglas' most controversial work. It represents a work of anthropology in its widest sense, exploring themes such as the social meaning of natural symbols and the image of the body in society. This work focuses on the ways in which cultures select natural...

    Published June 16th 2013 by Routledge

  3. In the Active Voice (Routledge Revivals)

    By Mary Douglas

    First published in 1982, this collection of essays is a reproach to a form of the sociology of religion that treats people as the passive objects of impersonal social influences. In opposition to this, the author seeks to assert an active voice style of thinking about the relations between...

    Published October 14th 2012 by Routledge

  4. How Institutions Think (Routledge Revivals)

    By Mary Douglas

    First published in 1986 Mary Douglas’ theory of institutions uses the sociological theories of Emile Durkheim and Ludwig Fleck to determine not only how institutions think, but also the extent to which thinking itself is dependent upon institutions. Different kinds of institutions allow individuals...

    Published July 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  5. Witchcraft Confessions and Accusations

    Edited by Mary Douglas

    Historians as well as anthropologists have contributed to this volume of studies on aspects of witchcraft in a variety of cultures and periods from Tudor England to twentieth-century Africa and New Guinea. Contributors include: Mary Douglas, Norman Cohn, Peter Brown, Keith Thomas, Alan Macfarlane,...

    Published November 10th 2010 by Routledge

  6. The Lele of the Kasai

    By Mary Douglas

    This first volume is a compilation of numerous essays by Douglas on the Lele in the Belgian Congo covering a fifteen year period. There are early indications of Douglas's cultural imagination and written expression that were to make her works accessible and relevant to a western readership of...

    Published October 18th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Evans-Pritchard

    By Mary Douglas

    First published in 1980, this book provides an overview of E. E. Evans-Pritchard's approach to anthropology. His seminal works on the Azande and the Nuer had an immense impact on the field in Britain. He wrote these works in his thirties and forties, after which time he became chair of...

    Published October 17th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Constructive Drinking

    By Mary Douglas

    First published in 1987, Constructive Drinking is a series of original case studies organized into three sections based on three major functions of drinking. The three constructive functions are: that drinking has a real social role in everyday life; that drinking can be used to construct an ideal...

    Published October 17th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Essays on the Sociology of Perception

    By Mary Douglas

    First published in 1982, this is one of Mary Douglas' favourite books. It is based on her meetings with friends in which they attempt to apply the grip/group analysis from Natural Symbols. The essays have been important texts for preparing grid/group exercises ever since. She is still trying to...

    Published October 17th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Risk and Acceptability

    By Mary Douglas

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published October 13th 2010 by Routledge

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