Essays on the Sociology of Perception

Essays on the Sociology of Perception

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First published in 1982, this is one of Mary Douglas' favourite books. It is based on her meetings with friends in which they attempt to apply the grip/group analysis from Natural Symbols. The essays have been important texts for preparing grid/group exercises ever since. She is still trying to improve the argument of Natural Symbols and is always hoping to find better applications to illustrate the power of the two dimensions used for accurate comparison.John Winthrop, in his ship-board sermon, a#39;A Model of Christian Charitya#39;, gave the theme its definitive shape. The venturesome souls aboard the Arabella, according to Winthrop, were not a heterogenous group seeking to carve individualanbsp;...

Title:Essays on the Sociology of Perception
Author:Mary Douglas
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-10-16


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