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Risk and Blame: Essays in Cultural Theory
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 riskExpand
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Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo
Professor Douglas writes gracefully, lucidly and polemically. She continually makes points which illuminate matters in the philosophy of religion and the philosophy of science and help to show theExpand
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How Institutions Think
1. Institutions Cannot Have Minds of their Own 2. Smallness of Scale Discounted 3. How Latent Groups Survive 4. Institutions are Founded on Analogy 5. Institutions Confer Identity 6. InstitutionsExpand
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Purity and Danger
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Risk Acceptability According to the Social Sciences
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 foundExpand
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Natural Symbols: Explorations in Cosmology.
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 workExpand
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Natural Symbols: Explorations in Cosmology.
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Risk and Blame
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