Mary Douglas

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Mary Douglas, DBE, FBA (25 March 192116 May 2007) was a British anthropologist, known for her writings on human culture and symbolism.

Works[change | change source]

  • The Lele of the Kasai (1963)
  • Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo (1966)
  • Pollution (1968)
  • Natural Symbols: Explorations in Cosmology (1970)
  • Implicit Meanings: Essays in Anthropology (1975)
  • “Jokes” Rethinking Popular Culture: Contemporary Perspectives in Cultural Studies (1975); edited by Chandra Mukerji and Michael Schudson
  • The World of Goods (1979) with Baron Isherwood
  • Evans-Pritchard (1980)
  • Risk and Culture (1980) with Aaron Wildavsky
  • In the Active Voice (1982)
  • How Institutions Think (1986)
  • Missing persons: a critique of the social sciences (1988) with Steven Ney
  • Risk and Blame: Essays in Cultural Theory (1992)
  • In the Wilderness: The Doctrine of Defilement in the Book of Numbers (1993)
  • Thought styles: Critical essays on good taste (1996)
  • Leviticus as Literature (1999)
  • Constructive Drinking: Perspectives on Drink from Anthropology (2002)
  • Jacob's Tears: The Priestly Work of Reconciliation (2004)
  • Thinking in Circles (2007)