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ISBN:
0415138264
Author:
Mary Douglas
Category:
Social Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
Routledge; 2 edition (December 6, 1996)
Pages:
224 pages
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Mary Douglas is a distinguished international anthropologist. She retired as Professor of Anthropology at University College London in 1977, and taught in America until 1988

Mary Douglas is a distinguished international anthropologist. She retired as Professor of Anthropology at University College London in 1977, and taught in America until 1988. Her books include Purity and Danger (1966), Essays in the Sociology of Perception (1982), How Institutions Think (1986) and Risk and Blame (1992). Start reading Natural Symbols: Volume 10 on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Natural Symbols is a book about religion and it concerns our own society at least as much as any other. It has stimulated new insights into religious and political movements and has provoked re-appraisals of current progressive orthodoxies in many fields

Natural Symbols is a book about religion and it concerns our own society at least as much as any other. It has stimulated new insights into religious and political movements and has provoked re-appraisals of current progressive orthodoxies in many fields. As a classic, it represents a work of anthropology in its widest sense, exploring themes such as the social meaning of natural symbols and the image of the body in society which are now very much in vogue in anthropology, sociology and cultural studies

First published in 1970, this classic text represents a work of anthropology in its widest sense, eploring themes such as the social meaning of natural symbols and the image of the body in society.

First published in 1970, this classic text represents a work of anthropology in its widest sense, eploring themes such as the social meaning of natural symbols and the image of the body in society. Bringing anthropology into the realm of religion,Natural Symbolsenters into the ongoing debate in religious circles surrounding meaning and ritual.

Natural Symbols: Explorations in Cosmology (first published 1970) is an influential book by the British cultural anthropologist Mary Douglas. It was also published in 2003 as volume 3 in Mary Douglas: Collected Works (. ISBN 0415291062).

Natural Symbols ‘Mary Douglas’s writing remains as fresh and vivid as ever. The ideas put forward in Natural Symbols have been taken up well beyond the discipline of Anthropology, and should remain compulsory reading for all students of religion and society

Natural Symbols ‘Mary Douglas’s writing remains as fresh and vivid as ever. The ideas put forward in Natural Symbols have been taken up well beyond the discipline of Anthropology, and should remain compulsory reading for all students of religion and society. Fiona Bowie, University of Bristol ‘As timeless as the subtitle. Essential reading for all those enthralled by her brilliant insights into the meaning of the Bible thirty years o. John Sawyer, Lancaster University ‘Natural Symbols is clearly a major work in the greatest of sociological traditions, the Durkheimian. It has an originality.

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Mary Douglas (1921-). One of the most distinguished anthropologists of modern times. Бібліографічна інформація. Natural Symbols: Explorations in Cosmology Routledge Classics. Professor Mary Douglas.

In this now classic work Mary Douglas shows how certain forms of social life bring forth regularly the same varieties of symbolic expression. Hierarchy treats the body as a hierarchy; sect treats it as a closed system; individualism treats it as pervasive energy. Political movements as well as religions have their rituals, medicine, ethics, educational theory, aesthetics, a huge range of judgements fall into line behind the standard cultural bias.

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.

First published over twenty five years ago, but with a new introduction and thoroughly updated.Every natural symbol - derived from blood, breath or excrement - carries a social meaning and this work focuses on the ways in which any one culture makes its selections from body symbolism. Each person treats his body as an image of society and Mary Douglas examines the varieties of ritual and symbolic expression and the patterns of social ritual in which they are embodied.Natural Symbols is a book about religion, and less directly, about style. It concerns our own society at least as much as any other, and it has stimulated new insights into religious and political movements and has provoked re-appraisals of current progressive orthodoxies in many fields.