Natural Symbols: Explorations in Cosmology / Edition 3

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Overview

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

  • ISBN-13: 9780415314541
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: Routledge Classics Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 860,417
  • Lexile: 1260L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

List of diagrams
Acknowledgements
Introduction to 1996 edition
Introduction
1 Away from ritual 1
2 To inner experience 21
3 The Bog Irish 39
4 Grid and group 57
5 The two bodies 72
6 Test cases 92
7 The problem of evil 115
8 Impersonal rules 132
9 Control of symbols 152
10 Out of the cave 168
Bibliography 180
Index 187
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