Mary Douglas

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Wikipedia: Mary Douglas

A British anthropologist, known for her writings on human culture and symbolism, whose area of speciality was social anthropology.

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Dame Mary Douglas, DBE FBA (25 March 1921 – 16 May 2007) was a British anthropologist, known for her writings on human culture and symbolism, whose area of speciality was social anthropology. Douglas was considered a follower of Émile Durkheim and a proponent of structuralist analysis, with a strong interest in comparative religion.

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