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Natural Symbols: Mary Douglas

Collected Works, Volume 3

by Mary Douglas

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


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Number of Pages233
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Open LibraryOL7490304M
ISBN 100415291062
ISBN 109780415291064

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Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Natural symbols by Mary Douglas; 6 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Ethnology, Mythology, Religious aspects of Ethnology, Religious aspects, Religious aspects of the Human body, Religion and sociology, Symbolism, Human body. The British anthropologist Mary Douglas speculates that the physical body is a microcosm of the social body. Symbols grounded in the human body are used to express social experience, and viceversa, the human body is "taught" to individuals by society. By understanding how the body works, we understand how society works.

Mary Douglas One of the most important works of modern anthropology. Written against the backdrop of the student uprisings of the late s, 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. Book is in Very Good Condition. Text will be unmarked. May show some signs of use or wear. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. NATURAL SYMBOLS: EXPLORATIONS IN COSMOLOGY By Mary Douglas - Hardcover *Excellent Condition*.


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About the Author. Mary Douglas (). One of the most distinguished anthropologists of modern times. Purity and Danger, another of her major works, is also available in Routledge by:   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.

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Natural Symbols: Explorations in Cosmology / Edition 3. by Professor Mary Douglas, 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 Brand: Taylor & Francis.

First printed inNatural Symbols is Douglas' most controversial work. 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.

Written against the backdrop of the student uprisings of the late s, the book took seriously the revolutionary fervour of the times, but instead of seeking to destroy Natural Symbols: Mary Douglas book 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.

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.

Shortly afterwards, renowned anthropologist Mary Douglas wrote this book to refute the bishops’ superficial understanding of their own religion. Rituals that receive widespread obedience are never meaningless. They function as “condensed symbols” which carry a wide range of implicit meanings about society and the cosmos.

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On a deeper level, both Wonderboy and Excalibur are phallic symbols. Natural Symbols: Explorations in Mary Douglas’ study begins with an apparent anomaly in contemporary Western societies: While the better-educated, elite clergy of mainstream denominations. 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 by Douglas, Mary and Douglas, Mary and Douglas, Professor Mary available in Hardcover onalso read synopsis and reviews.

Every natural symbol - derived from blood, breath or excrement - carries a social meaning and this. First printed inNatural Symbols is Douglas' most controversial work. 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 Edition: 1st Edition.

by Mary Douglas | Read Reviews. Hardcover View All Available Formats & Editions. 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.

Natural Symbols is a book about religion and it concerns our own Price: $ Natural Symbols: Explorations in Cosmology - Mary Douglas - Google Books Every natural symbol - derived from blood, breath or excrement - carries a social meaning and this work focuses on the ways.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Natural symbols by Mary Douglas,Barrie and Jenkins edition, in English - 2nd ed. Natural symbols ( edition) | Open LibraryCited by: Book Description. First printed inNatural Symbols is Douglas' most controversial work.

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. This work focuses on the ways in which cultures select natural symbols from.

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Looking for books by Mary Douglas. See all books authored by Mary Douglas, including Purity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo, and Natural Symbols; Explorations in Cosmology, and more on One of the gravest problems of our day is the lack of commitment to common symbols.

If this were all, there would be little to say. If it were merely a matter of our fragmentation into small groups, each committed to its proper symbolic forms, the case would be simple to understand.

Natural Symbols is a book that attempts to demonstrate the connection between three levels of experience (listed here from most to least general and abstract): 1) our system of belief about the world, society, God, and evil; 2) the way in which belief is communicated by and shapes society and the control it exercises (or fails to exercise) over.Mary Douglas, Anthropologist.

Anthropologist Mary Douglas published a book called Natural Symbols 45 years ’s a gateway into thinking about how individuals encode their perceptions of reality through the complex cosmology of cultural symbols they live in — bodily or “natural” symbols in particular.

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