Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo

1st Edition

Mary Douglas

Published September 12, 2002
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9780415289955 - CAT# RU25052
Series: Routledge Classics

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`Professor Douglas writes gracefully, lucidly and polemically. She continually makes points which illuminate matters in the philosophy of religion and the philosophy of science and help to show the rest of us just why and how anthropology has become a fundamentally intellectual discipline' - New Society
Professor Douglas' book sparkles with intellectual life and is characterised by a concern to understand. Right or wrong, sound or idiosyncratic, it presents a rare and exciting spectacle of a mind at work.' - Times Literary Supplement

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