Purity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo (Pelican)

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9780140211504: Purity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo (Pelican)

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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Mary Douglas is an internationally recognized anthropologist whose work is influencing scholars of religion in both her native England and in the U.S.A. She is afflilated with Northwestern University.

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"Sparkles with intellectural life." -- Times Literary Supplement

"This is an absorbing book, full of fascinating insights into some important and universal aspects of human behavior, and Professor Douglas's erudition is made accessible through the enviable lucidity of her writing." -- Lore and Language

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Mary Douglas
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (1970)
ISBN 10: 0140211500 ISBN 13: 9780140211504
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