PURITY AND DANGER AN ANALYSIS OF CONCEPTS OF POLLUTION AND TABOO ROUTLEDGE CLASSICS VOLUME 93

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Purity And Danger

Author : Mary Douglas
ISBN : 0415291054
Genre : Social Science
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Purity and Danger is acknowledged as a modern masterpiece of anthropology. It is widely cited in non-anthropological works and gave rise to a body of application, rebuttal and development within anthropology. In 1995 the book was included among the Times Literary Supplement's hundred most influential non-fiction works since WWII. Incorporating the philosophy of religion and science and a generally holistic approach to classification, Douglas demonstrates the relevance of anthropological enquiries to an audience outside her immediate academic circle. She offers an approach to understanding rules of purity by examining what is considered unclean in various cultures. She sheds light on the symbolism of what is considered clean and dirty in relation to order in secular and religious, modern and primitive life.
Category: Social Science

Finding Your Way With Your Baby

Author : Dilys Daws
ISBN : 9781317654186
Genre : Psychology
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Finding Your Way with Your Baby explores the emotional experience of the baby in the first year, and that of the mother, father and other significant adults. It does so in a way that is deeply informed by psychoanalytic understandings, infant observation, developmental science and decades of clinical experience. Combining the wisdom of many years' work with the freshness of up-to-date knowledge, Dilys Daws and Alexandra de Rementeria engage with the most difficult emotional experiences that are often glossed over in parenting books – such as pregnancy, through birth into bonding, ambivalence about the baby, depression, and the emotional turmoil so often brought to the surface by being a new parent. Acknowledgement and understanding about this darker side of family life offers a sense of relief that can allow parents to harness the power of knowing, owning and sharing feelings to transform situations and break negative cycles and old ways of relating. With real-life examples, references to current thinking and a calm and simple writing style they also provide new insights into the more commonly covered issues such as weaning, sleeping and crying. Finding Your Way with Your Baby is primarily aimed at parents but it will be a helpful resource for all those working with parents and babies including health visitors, midwives, social workers, GPs, paediatricians and childcare workers. It will appeal to parents and professionals who are interested in ideas from psychoanalytic clinical practice and the latest research in developmental psychology and neuroscience.
Category: Psychology

Dining With John

Author : Esther Kobel
ISBN : 9789004217782
Genre : Religion
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This book provides an analysis of the role of food, drink and meals in the Fourth Gospel, in the formation of early Christian identity, and of the historical circumstances in which Johannine meal practices may have developed.
Category: Religion

Ethical Dimension Of Cult In The Book Of Isaiah

Author : Bohdan Hrobon
ISBN : 9783110247497
Genre : Religion
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The book examines the relationship between cult and ethics in the book of Isaiah. Part I challenges the common assumption that the prophets were anti-cult by suggesting that the principles supporting both priestly and prophetic teaching about ritual and social justice were essentially the same. This proposition is then tested in Part II. Analyses of the key Isaianic passages concerned with cult and ethics (1:10–17; 43:22–28; and 58:1–14) show that, instead of being anti-ritualistic, as often presented, these texts are concerned with what can be labelled The Ethical Dimension of Cult.
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Environment And Pollution In Colonial India

Author : Janine Wilhelm
ISBN : 9781317238867
Genre : History
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India is facing a river pollution crisis today. The origins of this crisis are commonly traced back to post-Independence economic development and urbanisation. This book, in contrast, shows that some important early roots of India’s river pollution problem, and in particular the pollution of the Ganges, lie with British colonial policies on wastewater disposal during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Analysing the two cornerstones of colonial river pollution history during the late 19th and early 20th centuries – the introduction of sewerage systems and the introduction of biological sewage treatment technologies in cities along the Ganges – the author examines different controversies around the proposed and actual discharge of untreated/treated sewage into the Ganges, which involved officials on different administrative levels as well as the Indian public. The analysis shows that the colonial state essentially ignored the problematic aspects of sewage disposal into rivers, which were clearly evident from European experience. Guided by colonial ideology and fiscal policy, colonial officials supported the introduction of the cheapest available sewerage technologies, which were technologies causing extensive pollution. Thus, policies on sewage disposal into the Ganges and other Indian rivers took on a definite shape around the turn of the 20th century, and acquired certain enduring features that were to exert great negative influence on the future development of river pollution in India. A well-researched study on colonial river pollution history, this book presents an innovative contribution to South Asian environmental history. It is of interest to scholars working on colonial, South Asian and environmental history, and the colonial history of public health, science and technology.
Category: History

Lived Experiences Of Public Consumption

Author : Daniel Cook
ISBN : 0230517048
Genre : Social Science
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Lived Experiences of Public Consumption brings together original research of anthropologists and sociologists whose work begins with the premise that culture and markets/commerce are inseparable. Chapters cover a range of topical areas such as authenticity in a Thai handicraft market, higgerling among women in Jamaica and global shopping in Australia. Cultures and practices from almost every continent are represented in studies addressing the ways in which the shifting landscapes of global commerce find expression in the political dynamics of marketplaces.
Category: Social Science

Sociology Of The Body

Author : Jacqueline Low
ISBN : 0195425480
Genre : Social Science
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Sociology of the Body is an introductory text reader that provides students with insight into theories and issues that shape contemporary perspectives of the body. Combining the work of classical theorists with modern-day sociological theory, the text takes a broad approach to achieving a sociological understanding of the body.
Category: Social Science

True Stories Of Crime In Modern Mexico

Author : Robert Buffington
ISBN : UOM:39015078773937
Genre : History
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This edited volume focuses on Mexico's social and cultural history through the lens of celebrated cases of social deviance from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Category: History

Procuring Water

Author : Sudhindra Sharma
ISBN : 9993333808
Genre : Economic assistance
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Charles Bukowski

Author : Charles Bukowski
ISBN : UOM:39015077683665
Genre : Fiction
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Essential uncollected work from one of the most infamous and provocative contemporary American writers.
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