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

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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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Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo
2015, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138127142

Hardcover

Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo
2002, Routledge, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780415289955

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Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo
1984, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780415066082

Trade paperback

Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo
1970, Penguin Group

ISBN-13: 9780140211504

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