Implicit Meanings

Author : Mary Douglas
ISBN : 041560673X
Genre : Social Science
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Implicit Meanings was first published to great acclaim in 1975. It includes writings on the key themes which are associated with Mary Douglas' work and which have had a major influence on anthropological thought, such as food, pollution, risk, animals and myth. The papers in this text demonstrate the importance of seeking to understand beliefs and practices that are implicit and a priori within what might seem to be alien cultures.
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Mary Douglas

Author : Mary Douglas
ISBN : 0415283973
Genre : Social Science
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This collection provides facsimiles of twelve groundbreaking works by Mary Douglas, one of the most influential scholars in British social anthropology. Covering her key writings during the second half of the twentieth century, the volumes here are available as a full set or individually, and include: * Vol. 1: The Lele of the Kasai(1963) c. 290 pp * 0-415-29104-6: * Vol. 2: Purity and Danger(1966) c. 190 pp * 0-415-29105-4: Vol. 3: Natural Symbols(1st ed. Pub. 1970) c. 185 pp * 0-415-29106-2 * Vol. 4: Rules andMeanings(1973) c.320 pp * 0-415-29107-0 * Vol. 5: Implicit Meanings(1975) c. 322 pp * 0-415-29108-9 * Vol. 6: The World of Goods(1979) c. 170 pp * 0-415-29109-7 * Vol. 7: Evans-Pritchard(1980) c. 150 pp * 0-415-29110-0 * Vol. 8: Essays in the Sociology ofPerception(1982) c. 348 pp * 0-415-29111-9 * Vol. 9: Food in the Social Order(1984) c. 290 pp * 0-415-29112-7 * Vol. 10: Constructive Drinking(1987) c. 290 pp * 0-415-29113-5 * Vol. 11: Risk and Acceptability(1985) c. 120 pp * 0-415-29114-3 * Vol. 12: Risk andBlame(1992) c. 320 pp * 0-415-29115-1
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Rules And Meanings

Author : Mary Douglas
ISBN : 0415291070
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1973, Rules and Meanings is an anthology of works that form part of Mary Douglas' struggle to devise an anthropological modernism conducive to her opposition to reputedly modernizing trends in contemporary society. The collection contains works by Wittgenstein, Schutz, Husserl, Hertz and other continentals. The underlying themes of the anthology are the construction of meaning, the force of hidden background assumptions, tacit conventions and the power of spatial organization to reinforce words. The work serves to complement the philosophers' work on everyday language with the anthropologists' theory of everyday knowledge.
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Purity And Danger

Author : Mary Douglas
ISBN : 0415291054
Genre : Social Science
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Purity and Danger is acknowledged as a modern masterpiece of anthropology. It is widely cited in non-anthropological works and gave rise to a body of application, rebuttal and development within anthropology. In 1995 the book was included among the Times Literary Supplement's hundred most influential non-fiction works since WWII. Incorporating the philosophy of religion and science and a generally holistic approach to classification, Douglas demonstrates the relevance of anthropological enquiries to an audience outside her immediate academic circle. She offers an approach to understanding rules of purity by examining what is considered unclean in various cultures. She sheds light on the symbolism of what is considered clean and dirty in relation to order in secular and religious, modern and primitive life.
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Essays In The Sociology Of Perception

Author : Mary Douglas
ISBN : 0415291119
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1982, this is one of Mary Douglas' favourite books. It is based on her meetings with friends in which they attempt to apply the grip/group analysis from Natural Symbols. The essays have been important texts for preparing grid/group exercises ever since. She is still trying to improve the argument of Natural Symbols and is always hoping to find better applications to illustrate the power of the two dimensions used for accurate comparison.
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The World Of Goods

Author : Mary Douglas
ISBN : 0415291097
Genre : Social Science
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In this pioneering work, a leading anthropologist and an economist join forces to suggest that people use goods as a means of communicating with each other and illustrate how we can better understand the way this affects society.
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Risk Acceptability According To The Social Sciences

Author : Mary Douglas
ISBN : 0415291143
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1985, Mary Douglas intended Risk and Acceptability as a review of the existing literature on the state of risk theory. Unsatisfied with the current studies of risk, which she found to be flawed by individualistic and psychologistic biases, she instead uses the book to argue risk analysis from an anthropological perspective. Douglas raises questions about rational choice, the provision of public good and the autonomy of the individual.
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The Lele Of The Kasai

Author : Mary Douglas
ISBN : 0415291046
Genre : Social Science
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This first volume is a compilation of numerous essays by Douglas on the Lele in the Belgian Congo covering a fifteen year period. There are early indications of Douglas's cultural imagination and written expression that were to make her works accessible and relevant to a western readership of non-anthropologists. The intellectural tools and examples she gained from Africanist ethnography continue to serve her explorations of European and American society.
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Risk And Blame

Author : Mary Douglas
ISBN : 0415291151
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1992, this volume follows on from the programme for studying risk and blame that was implied in Purity and Danger. The first half of the book Douglas argues that the study of risk needs a systematic framework of political and cultural comparison. In the latter half she examines questions in cultural theory. Through the eleven essays contained in Risk and Blame, Douglas argues that the prominence of risk discourse will force upon the social sciences a programme of rethinking and consolidation that will include anthropological approaches.
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Constructive Drinking

Author : Mary Douglas
ISBN : 0415291135
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1987, Constructive Drinking is a series of original case studies organized into three sections based on three major functions of drinking. The three constructive functions are: that drinking has a real social role in everyday life; that drinking can be used to construct an ideal world; and that drinking is a significant economic activity. The case studies deal with a variety of exotic drinks
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