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2003 Purity and Danger  
She continually makes points which illuminate matters in the philosophy of religion and the philosophy of science and helps to show the rest of us just why and how anthropology has become a fundamentally  ...  Right or wrong, sound or idiosyncratic, it presents a rare and exciting spectacle of a mind at work. ' The Times Literary Supplement 'Professor Douglas writes gracefully, lucidly and polemically.  ...  The examples of taboo that I gave to illustrate the themes in Purity and Danger are mainly conservative in effect. They protect an abstract constitution from being subverted.  ... 
doi:10.4324/9780203361832-8 fatcat:grshmolnlnc4ros4y3uehtrhy4

Cleanliness issues: from individual practices to collective visions [chapter]

2017 Purity and Danger Now  
Containing contributions from both established and emerging scholars, including protégées of Douglas herself, Purity and Danger Now is an essential volume for those working on purity and impurity across  ...  s seminal work Purity and Danger (Routledge, 1966) continues to be indispensable reading for both students and scholars today.  ...  Acknowledgements The editors wish to offer their grateful thanks to the Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) and the Polonsky-Coexist Fund of the Cambridge  ... 
doi:10.4324/9781315529738-16 fatcat:y3j2weq76jap7ih6j62qmxaqsu

Purity and the dangers of regenerative medicine: Regulatory innovation of human tissue-engineered technology

Alex Faulkner, Julie Kent, Ingrid Geesink, David FitzPatrick
2006 Social Science and Medicine  
This paper examines the development of innovation in human tissue technologies as a form of regenerative medicine, firstly by applying 'pollution ideas' to contemporary trends in its risk regulation and  ...  The analysis draws upon data from fieldwork and documentary materials with a focus on the UK and EU (2002-05) and explores four arenas: governance and regulatory policy; commercialisation and the market  ...  Previous versions of the paper were presented at the 'Healthy Innovation' Workshop, ESRC Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition, and Centre for the History of Science Technology and Medicine  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2006.06.006 pmid:16905231 pmcid:PMC7130933 fatcat:jtnihchtmvbwxa6jmxekv5spa4

91-2. 28 On the body and sacred space, see Mary Douglas, Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Conceptions of Pollution and Taboo

Caroline Bynum
2002 EEBO, 43. 27 Amanda Flather, Gender and Space in Early Modern England   unpublished
Aretino appeals to the audience's experience of gossip, its social roles and dangers.  ...  outside the playing space presented a potential danger to social stability.  ... 

Placing "Matter Out of Place":Purity and Dangeras Evidence for Architecture and Urbanism

Ben Campkin
2013 Architectural Theory Review  
This paper revisits Mary Douglas' Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo (1966).  ...  A survey of this theory in architecture in the latetwentieth century reveals how it focused attention on relationships between dirt, cleanliness, and the design and organisation of space -an area previously  ...  I am grateful to Matthew Gandy, Rebecca Ross and the editors and referees of this journal for their comments on earlier versions of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1080/13264826.2013.785579 fatcat:dfmprt6cczcenjcjobckptvhze

Purity, Soul Food, and Sunni Islam: Explorations at the Intersection of Consumption and Resistance

Carolyn Rouse, Janet Hoskins
2004 Cultural Anthropology  
Her famous analysis of the abominations of Leviticus argued that pigs and other animals were taboo for the ancient Hebrews because they were anomalous in terms of a taxonomic order that was viewed as an  ...  Kristeva traces an evolutionary sequence from a "primitive" notion of external pollution through the Levitican notion of tabooed foods to the internalized pollution of Christianity.  ... 
doi:10.1525/can.2004.19.2.226 fatcat:jimg5ifbcbaerges6d7b3gbydy

Purifying the River: Pollution and Purity of Water in Colonial Calcutta

Pratik Chakrabarti
2015 Studies in History  
An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1966), pp. 30-32. 2 purity constituted or how it could be achieved. 2 There were different versions of this purity in colonial  ...  Around this history, the paper looks at the various discourses and practices of pollution, purity and purification.  ...  Acknowledgements: I am grateful to Projit Mukharji for identifying and giving me access to the text Jantradhrita Jal-Shuddhi.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0257643015586908 fatcat:kk7fguocgvgspdvcqkm4jbitzi

Incivility and danger: theorizing a Muslim undercaste in Europe

Elisabeth Becker
2021 American Journal of Cultural Sociology  
Employing the concept of caste deepens the cultural turn that has replaced economic or legal explanations of Muslim marginality in Europe.  ...  AbstractPositing Muslim positionality in Europe as an undercaste helps to make sense of how cultural stratification, rooted in associations with incivility, has resulted in deep and unrelenting inequalities  ...  The semantics of this category suggested white purity in contrast to black pollution.  ... 
doi:10.1057/s41290-021-00136-z fatcat:oeonxtcltfdabpbztzlagkmxie

Commentary: Schairer and Schöniger's forgotten tobacco epidemiology and the Nazi quest for racial purity

Robert N Proctor
2001 International Journal of Epidemiology  
with lung cancer, 40-60% for those with cancers of the tongue, oesophagus, stomach, colon, and prostate, and an even lower rate [39%] for the controls) and (4) the use of controls in only one narrow age  ...  and Karn 9 in their study of the diet of 462 patients with a variety of cancers and 435 controls, and in the US by English et al. 10 in their study of smoking and myocardial infarction.  ...  It is a personal analysis of a (non-Jewish) German physician who was born after the war and struggles to understand what happened.  ... 
doi:10.1093/ije/30.1.31 pmid:11171846 fatcat:gmxwqhughjg7jlsuhpk6blpblm

Transforming Taboos: Challenging Hegemonic Prohibitions in Japan's Past and Present

Marta E. Szczygieł, Maura Stephens-Chu
2020 Silva Iaponicarum  
work Purity and Danger (1966) .  ...  After all, it is based on an analysis of Abrahamic religions. Moreover, social structures and cultural concepts of the body vary from society to society.  ... 
doi:10.12775/sijp.2019.60-61.1 fatcat:fls2mjypyvghpcc7ruax6bp2zq

Page 266 of Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Vol. 37, Issue 3 [page]

2013 Journal for the Study of the Old Testament  
Mary Douglas, Purity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo (London: Routledge, 1966), p. 36.  ...  Purity and Danger, | think most would agree, is the single most important book ever written on the study of purity, and it has unsurprisingly had a great influence upon the work of biblical scholars.  ... 

Recognizing Secular Defilement: Douglas, Durkheim and Housework

Robbie Duschinsky
2014 History and Anthropology  
Yet her classic work Purity and Danger is best understood as premised upon a fundamental disagreement with Durkheim, who she accused of conflating purity with 'the sacred' and impurity with 'the profane  ...  This paradigm has been identified as an exemplar of synchronic analysis. Yet this paradigm itself is the product of a specific historical and intellectual context, little recognised today.  ...  development of anthropological theory and to the empirical analysis of defiling or polluted phenomena.  ... 
doi:10.1080/02757206.2014.928618 fatcat:3xwfxvllazcpfp4ztrhre53sxa

Page 405 of Ethnology Vol. 27, Issue 4 [page]

1988 Ethnology  
Purity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo. New York. du Toit, B. M. 1986. The Cultural Climacteric in Cross-Cultural Perspective. The Climacteric in Perspective, eds. M.  ...  Florida Journal of Anthropology 8:1-23. Faithom, E. 1976. The Concept of Pollution among the Kafe of the Papua New Guinea Highlands. Toward an Anthropology of Women, ed. R. R. Reiter, pp. 137-140.  ... 

Page 553 of The Journal of the Operational Research Society Vol. 50, Issue 5 [page]

1999 The Journal of the Operational Research Society  
Visions of community for community OR. Omega 27: in press. Douglas M (1966). Purity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo. Ark: London. Midgley G (1997).  ...  A contextual theory of ethics. The Psychol- ogist 6: 175-178. Midgley G, Munlo I and Brown M (1997).  ... 

"Double strangers" purity and danger among Iranian immigrant women

Azam Naghavi
I employed an ethnographic research approach and interrogated two theories: purity and danger (Douglas, 1978) and social capital (Putnam, 2000).  ...  Concerns over cultural purity, experiences of discrimination, geographical barriers and time constraints also inhibited women from establishing and expanding their social relationships.  ...  Purity and danger in the context of migration In her seminal book, Purity and Danger: An analysis of the concepts of pollution and taboo, first published in 1966, Mary Douglas described how ideas of pollution  ... 
doi:10.4225/03/58ae637bac2ff fatcat:63finz45anb7lf6lbbchrrszpe
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