E purity and danger an analysis of concepts of pollution and taboo is a 1966 book by the anthropologist and cultural theorist mary douglas it is her best known work in 1991 the times literary supplement listed it as one of the hundred most influential non fiction books published since 1945. It is an anthro classic about the meaning of purity and pollution douglas argues that many of the taboos regarding polluted or unclean objects in various societies have more to do with moral and symbolic impurity rather than actual hygiene. Purity and danger an analysis of concept of pollution and taboo purity and danger an analysis of concepts of pollution and taboo mary douglas limited preview 2003 view all common terms and phrases abomination adultery ambiguous animals anomaly anthropologists approach assumptions avoidance azande baraka behaviour bemba blood bodily body bushmen caste chapter cloven hoofed . Purity and danger an analysis of the concepts of pollution and taboo by mary douglas 1966 06 30 mary douglas books amazonca. Purity and danger an analysis of the concepts of pollution and taboo london and new york first published in 1966 ark edition 1984 ark paperbacks is an imprint of routledge kegan paul ltd simultaneously published in the usa and canada by routledge 29 west 35th street new york ny 10001 routledge is an imprint of the taylor francis group this edition published in the taylor francis e
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