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Obras por Mary Tew Douglas

How Institutions Think (1986) 191 exemplares
Leviticus as Literature (1999) 136 exemplares
Implicit Meanings (1975) 76 exemplares
Evans-Pritchard (1980) 36 exemplares

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Interessante il modo in cui "attacca" la prospettiva economica del consumo di beni costruendoci sopra una teoria socio-antropologica fondata su concetti a volte brillanti (la natura sociale del consumo e le sue categorie), a volte non pienamente convincenti (la netta separazione tra consumo e mercato).
 
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d.v. | May 16, 2023 |
Douglas' seminal work addresses how humans tend to delineate reality based on concepts of cleanliness and uncleanliness and associate these divisions with the sacred and profane, order and chaos, or purity and pollution. Very relevant work in modern discussions of environmental perceptions and ethics
 
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Chickenman | 7 outras críticas | Sep 12, 2018 |
I rarely know how to rate anthropology texts. The only thing I'm sure of is that the book wasn't quite what I was expecting (I was hoping for a more theoretical/general/broadly comparative treatise on purity & pollution; this disappointed expectation was not, of course, the author's fault.)
 
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KatrinkaV | 7 outras críticas | Jul 15, 2017 |
This book consists of a lot of squabbling with other anthropologists and one needs to be familiar with the work of those whom Douglas disagrees with to follow much of the early part. Suffice it to say Fraser is particularly singled out for some rough treatment over his proclivity to apply personal psychology to groups. She likes , as much as she likes anyone, Durkheim for his belief that the primary role of religion is to enforce social cohesion and form. I would have greatly preferred to have begun with some definitions rather than to jump in with controversy, a kind of in media res opening. It does not help that she isn't a very graceful writer. That said towards the end she talks about how a society structures a theology that must incorporate what stands outside of it, i.e. how to account for evil. Discord is a theme as she represents the notion that dirt and pollution represent disorder and chaos. She investigated the Lele tribe which was obsessed with form and food with extensive prohibitions. She uses their pangolin cult to illustrate the outlier aspect of the Lele embracing that which defies their extensive categorizing.… (mais)
 
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Hebephrene | 7 outras críticas | Apr 5, 2017 |

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Obras
30
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10
Membros
2,475
Popularidade
#10,360
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
12
ISBN
227
Línguas
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