Purity and danger : an analysis of concepts of pollution and taboo

by Mary Douglas


Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo is the best known book by the influential anthropologist and cultural theorist Mary Douglas. In 1991 the Times Literary Supplement listed it as one of the hundred most influential non-fiction books published since 1945. It has gone through numerous reprints and re-editions. In 2003 a further edition was brought out as volume 2 in Mary Douglas: Collected Works.

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