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Natural Symbols

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Every natural symbol - derived from blood, breath or excrement - carries a social meaning and this work focuses on the ways in which any one culture makes its selections from body symbolism. Each person treats their body as an image of society and the author examines the varieties of ritual and symbolic expression and the patterns of social ritual in which they are embodied.
Natural Symbols is a book about religion and it concerns our own society at least as much as any other. ...

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Overview

Every natural symbol - derived from blood, breath or excrement - carries a social meaning and this work focuses on the ways in which any one culture makes its selections from body symbolism. Each person treats their body as an image of society and the author examines the varieties of ritual and symbolic expression and the patterns of social ritual in which they are embodied.
Natural Symbols is a book about religion and it concerns our own society at least as much as any other. It has stimulated new insights into religious and political movements and has provoked re-appraisals of current progressive orthodoxies in many fields. As a classic, it represents a work of anthropology in its widest sense, exploring themes such as the social meaning of natural symbols and the image of the body in society which are now very much in vogue in anthropology, sociology and cultural studies.
In this reissue and with a new Introduction, Natural Symbols will continue to appeal to all students of anthropology, sociology and religion.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415138253
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/9/1996
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Lexile: 1260L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    To poopwoob

    My god how did you remember tho$e symbols must have taken a year

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Grrrr

    < br > so annoyed.
    I looked around.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2014

    Test

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    Posted March 13, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Rip off

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    Poopwoop11's symbols

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    Hi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

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    Posted September 26, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2013

    RD

    To swear: ex: fu< _ >ck no spaces. First tow letters then < _ > no spaces then rest of word.<br>
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    Posted August 15, 2013

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