Natural Symbols [NOOK Book]

Overview

There are no such things as natural symbols. Every culture naturalises a certain view of the human body to make it carry social meanings. This work focuses on how the selections from blood, bones, breath or excrement, are made. Body symbolism is always in service to social intentions, and the body cannot be endowed with universal meanings. In this now classic work Mary Douglas shows how certain forms of social life bring forth regularly the same varieties of symbolic expression. Hierarchy treats the body as a ...
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Natural Symbols

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Overview

There are no such things as natural symbols. Every culture naturalises a certain view of the human body to make it carry social meanings. This work focuses on how the selections from blood, bones, breath or excrement, are made. Body symbolism is always in service to social intentions, and the body cannot be endowed with universal meanings. In this now classic work Mary Douglas shows how certain forms of social life bring forth regularly the same varieties of symbolic expression. Hierarchy treats the body as a hierarchy; sect treats it as a closed system; individualism treats it as pervasive energy. Political movements as well as religions have their rituals, medicine, ethics, educational theory, aesthetics, a huge range of judgements fall into line behind the standard cultural bias.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136489556
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/17/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • File size: 2 MB

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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    Posted April 16, 2014

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    Posted January 11, 2014

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    Posted December 19, 2013

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    Posted September 26, 2013

    RD

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