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  1. The World of Goods

    By Professor Mary Douglas

    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 of individual psychology. Douglas studies how consumers use goods to fulfil their intentions in regard to one another. The...

    Published October 14th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Implicit Meanings

    By Professor Mary Douglas

    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 influence on anthropological thought, such as food, pollution, risk, animals and myth. The papers in this text demonstrate...

    Published October 14th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Natural Symbols

    Explorations in Cosmology, 3rd Edition

    By Professor Mary Douglas, Mary Douglas

    Series: Routledge Classics

    One of the most important works of modern anthropology. Written against the backdrop of the student uprisings of the late 1960s, the book took seriously the revolutionary fervour of the times, but instead of seeking to destroy the rituals and symbols that can govern and oppress, Mary Douglas saw...

    Published August 14th 2003 by Routledge

  4. Purity and Danger

    An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo

    By Professor Mary Douglas

    Series: Routledge Classics

    In Purity and Danger Mary Douglas identifies the concern for purity as a key theme at the heart of every society. In lively and lucid prose she explains its relevance for every reader by revealing its wide-ranging impact on our attitudes to society, values, cosmology and knowledge. The book has...

    Published September 12th 2002 by Routledge

  5. Mary Douglas

    Collected Works

    By Professor Mary Douglas, Mary Douglas

    Series: Collected Works

    Mary Douglas is a central figure within British social anthropology. Studying under Evans-Pritchard at Oxford immediately after the second world war, she formed part of the group of anthropologists who established social anthropology's standing in the world of scholarship. Her works, spanning the...

    Published September 5th 2002 by Routledge

  6. Purity and Danger

    An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo

    By Professor Mary Douglas, Mary Douglas

    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 anthropology. In 1995 the book was included among the Times Literary Supplement's hundred most...

    Published September 5th 2002 by Routledge

  7. Risk and Blame

    By Professor Mary Douglas, Mary Douglas

    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 that the study of risk needs a systematic framework of political and cultural comparison. In the latter half she examines...

    Published September 5th 2002 by Routledge

  8. Mary Douglas

    Collected Works

    By Professor Mary Douglas, Mary Douglas

    Series: Routledge Library Editions

    Mary Douglas is a central figure within British social anthropology. Studying under Evans-Pritchard at Oxford immediately after the second world war, she formed part of the group of anthropologists who established social anthropology's standing in the world of scholarship. Her works, spanning the...

    Published September 5th 2002 by Routledge

  9. Implicit Meanings

    Selected Essays in Anthropology, 2nd Edition

    By Professor Mary Douglas, Mary Douglas

    'No more sparkling and suggestive work of social science is likely to appear in the near future. This book provides a splendid answer as to why anthropology goes on mattering and also to why no surgery can separate it from sociology '-The Economist from the reviews of the first edition This new...

    Published July 22nd 1999 by Routledge

  10. Natural Symbols

    2nd Edition

    By Professor Mary Douglas, Mary Douglas

    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 body symbolism. Each person treats their body as an image of society and the author examines the varieties of ritual and...

    Published September 26th 1996 by Routledge

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