Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Purity and Danger

An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo, 1st Edition

By Professor Mary Douglas, Mary Douglas

Routledge

272 pages

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Paperback: 9780415289955
pub: 2002-09-12
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`Professor Douglas writes gracefully, lucidly and polemically. She continually makes points which illuminate matters in the philosophy of religion and the philosophy of science and help to show the rest of us just why and how anthropology has become a fundamentally intellectual discipline' - New Society

Professor Douglas' book sparkles with intellectual life and is characterised by a concern to understand. Right or wrong, sound or idiosyncratic, it presents a rare and exciting spectacle of a mind at work.' - Times Literary Supplement

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`Mrs Douglas writes gracefully, lucidly and polemically. She continually makes points which illuminate matters in the philosophy of religion and the philosophy of science and help to show the rest of us just why and how anthropology has become a fundamentally intellectual discipline. An exciting book.' - New Society

'Professor Douglas's book sparkles with intellectual life, and is characterised by a concern to understand. Right of wrong, sound or idiosyncratic, it presents a rare and exciting spectacle of a mind at work.' - Times Literary Supplement

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC002000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General