Natural Symbols : Explorations in Cosmology book cover
3rd Edition

Natural Symbols
Explorations in Cosmology

ISBN 9780415314541
Published September 30, 2003 by Routledge
240 Pages

FREE Standard Shipping
SAVE $3.99
was $19.95
USD $15.96

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

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 instead that if transformation were needed, it could only be made possible through better understanding. Expressed with clarity and dynamism, the passionate analysis which follows remains one of the most insightful and rewarding studies of human behaviour ever written.



Mary Douglas (1921-). One of the most distinguished anthropologists of modern times. Purity and Danger, another of her major works, is also available in Routledge Classics.


'It has an originality unmatched for a generation among the writings of anthropologists.' - Times Literary Supplement