Thought Styles: Critical Essays on Good Taste

Thought Styles: Critical Essays on Good Taste

by Mary Douglas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803976550

ISBN-13: 9780803976559

Pub. Date: 04/25/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

We are often tyrannized by cooking styles and dress fashions but the idea of thought styles in control is less familiar and perhaps more disturbing. But how do thought styles work? In these fascinating essays Mary Douglas brings the topic down to the commonplace judgements of everyday life.  See more details below

Overview

We are often tyrannized by cooking styles and dress fashions but the idea of thought styles in control is less familiar and perhaps more disturbing. But how do thought styles work? In these fascinating essays Mary Douglas brings the topic down to the commonplace judgements of everyday life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803976559
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/25/1996
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1The Uses of Vulgarity: a French Reading of Little Red Riding Hood1
2The Choice Between Gross and Spiritual: Some Medical Preferences21
3Bad Taste in Furnishing50
4On Not Being Seen Dead: Shopping as Protest77
5The Consumer's Revolt106
6Anomalous Animals and Animal Metaphors126
7Classified as Edible145
8Prospects for Asceticism161
9The Cosmic Joke193
Index213

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