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Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo (Routledge Classics)

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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 been hugely influential in many areas of debate - from religion to social theory. But perhaps its most important role is to offer each reader a new explanation of why people behave in the way they do. With a specially commissioned introduction by the author which assesses the continuing significance of the work thirty-five years on, this "Routledge Classics" edition will ensure that "Purity and Danger" continues to challenge and question well into the new millennium.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415289955
Author:
Douglas, Mary
Publisher:
Routledge
Location:
London
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Taboo
Subject:
Purity, Ritual.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Routledge Classics
Series Volume:
v. 286
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
7.92x5.00x.88 in. .66 lbs.

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