By Mary Douglas

First revealed in 1970, Natural Symbols is Douglas' so much debatable paintings. It represents a piece of anthropology in its widest feel, exploring subject matters comparable to the social that means of average symbols and just like the physique in society. This paintings specializes in the ways that cultures decide on normal symbols from the physique and the way each typical image consists of a social which means. She additionally introduces her grid/group concept, which she sees as a manner of preserving jointly what the social sciences divide and separate.
Bringing anthropology in to the world of faith, Douglas enters into the continued debate in spiritual circles surrounding which means and formality. The ebook not just presents a transparent rationalization to 4 targeted attitudes to faith, but in addition defends hierarchical different types of non secular association and makes an attempt to preserve a balanced judgement among fundamentalism and demonstrated faith. Douglas has because largely subtle the grid/group thought and has utilized it to patron behaviour, labour routine and political parties.

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