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


Is cleanliness next to godliness? What does such a concept really mean? Why does it recur as a universal theme across all societies? And what are the implications for the unclean? 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. This book has been hugely influential in many areas of debate - ...

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    • Title: Purity and Danger by Mary Douglas
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Print ISBN: 9781138127142, 1138127140
    • eText ISBN: 9781134438235
    • Edition: 2015 1st edition
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