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Natural Symbols: Explorations in Cosmology
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NATURAL SYMBOLS: EXPLORATIONS IN COSMOLOGY

PAPERBACK BY DOUGLAS, MARY

£12.99

ISBN
9780415314541
IMPRINT
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EDITION
3RD REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
240 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
14 AUG 2003

DESCRIPTION

One of the most important works of modern anthropology. Written against the backdrop of the student uprisings of the late 1960s, the book took seriously the revolutionary fervour of the times, but instead of seeking to destroy the rituals and symbols that can govern and oppress, Mary Douglas saw instead that if transformation were needed, it could only be made possible through better understanding. Expressed with clarity and dynamism, the passionate analysis which follows remains one of the most insightful and rewarding studies of human behaviour ever written.

CONTENTS

1. Away from ritual; 2. To inner experience; 3. The Bog Irish; 4. Grid and group; 5. The two bodies; 6. Test cases; 7. The problem of evil; 8. Impersonal rules; 9. Control of symbols; 10. Out of the cave