Natural Symbols: Explorations in Cosmology / Edition 3

Natural Symbols: Explorations in Cosmology / Edition 3

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by Professor Mary Douglas, Mary Douglas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415314542

ISBN-13: 9780415314541

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415314541
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Routledge Classics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
713,614
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1260L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of diagrams
Acknowledgements
Introduction to 1996 edition
Introduction
1Away from ritual1
2To inner experience21
3The Bog Irish39
4Grid and group57
5The two bodies72
6Test cases92
7The problem of evil115
8Impersonal rules132
9Control of symbols152
10Out of the cave168
Bibliography180
Index187

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Natural Symbols: Explorations in Cosmology 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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