Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo (Routledge Classics) (Volume 93)

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UPC:
9780415289955
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
2002/11/17
Release Date:
2002/9/12
Author:
Mary Douglas
Language:
english

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In Purity and Danger Mary Douglas identifies the concern for purity as a key theme at the heart of every society. In lively and lucid prose she explains its relevance for every reader by revealing its wide-ranging impact on our attitudes to society, values, cosmology and knowledge. The book has been hugely influential in many areas of debate - from religion to social theory. But perhaps its most important role is to offer each reader a new explanation of why people behave in the way they do. With a specially commissioned introduction by the author which assesses the continuing significance of the work thirty-five years on, this Routledge Classics edition will ensure that Purity and Danger continues to challenge and question well into the new millennium.

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