Mary Douglas

Understanding Social Thought and Conflict
Author: Perri 6,Paul Richards
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1785334239
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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Mary Douglas’s innovative explanations for styles of human thought and for the dynamics of institutional change have furnished a distinctive and powerful theory of how conflicts are managed, yet her work remains astonishingly poorly appreciated in social science disciplines. This volume introduces Douglas’s theories, and outlines the ways in which her work is of continuing importance for the future of the social sciences. Mary Douglas: Understanding Human Thought and Conflict shows how Douglas laid out the agenda for revitalizing social science by reworking Durkheim’s legacy for today, and reviews the growing body of research across the social sciences which has used, tested or developed her approach.

Handbook on Policy, Process and Governing


Author: H.K. Colebatch
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1784714879
Category: Political Science
Page: 528
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This Handbook covers the accounts, by practitioners and observers, of the ways in which policy is formed around problems, how these problems are recognized and understood, and how diverse participants come to be involved in addressing them. H.K. Colebatch and Robert Hoppe draw together a range of original contributions from experts in the field to illuminate the ways in which policies are formed and how they shape the process of governing.

Institutions and Agrarian Development

A New Approach to West Africa
Author: Erwin Bulte,Paul Richards,Maarten Voors
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319985000
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 178
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This book argues that development strategies have thus far failed in Western Africa because the many challenges afflicting the area have yet to be explored and understood from the perspective of institutional resources. With a particular focus on three countries on the bend of the Upper West African coast – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – this book offers a theory to account for the nature of these institutional elements, to test deductions against evidence, and finally to propose a reset for rural development policy to make fuller use of local institutional resources. Based on quantitative analysis and eight years of multidisciplinary field research, this volume features several large-scale RCTs in the domain of rural development, local governance, and nature conservation. The authors address one of the biggest topics in agricultural and development economics today: the structural transformation of poor, agrarian economies, and they do so through the important and unique lens of institutions.

Introducing Catholic Social Thought


Author: J. Milburn Thompson
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1608332373
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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Rethinking Popular Culture

Contemporary Perspectives in Cultural Studies
Author: Chandra Mukerji,Michael Schudson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520068933
Category: Social Science
Page: 501
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Rethinking Popular Culture presents some of the most important current scholarship analyzing popular culture. Drawing upon recent developments in cultural theory and exciting new methods of critical analysis, the essays in this volume break down disciplinary boundaries and offer fresh insight into popular culture.

Natural Symbols


Author: Mary Douglas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113648955X
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
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First printed in 1970, Natural Symbols is Douglas' most controversial work. It represents a work of anthropology in its widest sense, exploring themes such as the social meaning of natural symbols and the image of the body in society. This work focuses on the ways in which cultures select natural symbols from the body and how every natural symbol carries a social meaning. She also introduces her grid/group theory, which she sees as a way of keeping together what the social sciences divide and separate. Bringing anthropology in to the realm of religion, Douglas enters into the ongoing debate in religious circles surrounding meaning and ritual. The book not only provides a clear explanation to four distinct attitudes to religion, but also defends hierarchical forms of religious organization and attempts to retain a balanced judgement between fundamentalism and established religion. Douglas has since extensively refined the grid/group theory and has applied it to consumer behaviour, labour movements and political parties.

Social Conflict and Environmental Law

Ethics, Economics and Equity
Author: Allan Jacob Greenbaum,Alex Wellington,Ellen Baar
Publisher: [North York, Ont.] : Captus Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Environmental law
Page: 229
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Essays on the Sociology of Perception


Author: Mary Douglas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134557507
Category: Social Science
Page: 348
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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.

Handbuch der Ethnographie


Author: Marcel Mauss
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783770540136
Category: Ethnology
Page: 300
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International Current Awareness Services

Anthropology and related disciplines
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Anthropology
Page: N.A
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Indexes current publications in anthropology, including material too ephemeral for its parent annual, the International bibliography of social and cultural anthropology, and has only limited coverage of monographs.

Interpretation and Method

Empirical Research Methods and the Interpretive Turn
Author: Dvora Yanow,Peregrine Schwartz-Shea
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317467361
Category: Political Science
Page: 552
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Exceptionally clear and well-written chapters provide engaging discussions of the methods of accessing, generating, and analyzing social science data, using methods ranging from reflexive historical analysis to critical ethnography. Reflecting on their own research experiences, the contributors offer an inside, applied perspective on how research topics, evidence, and methods intertwine to produce knowledge in the social sciences.

The Blue Sapphire of the Mind

Notes for a Contemplative Ecology
Author: Douglas E. Christie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199986649
Category: Religion
Page: 488
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"There are no unsacred places," the poet Wendell Berry has written. "There are only sacred places and desecrated places." What might it mean to behold the world with such depth and feeling that it is no longer possible to imagine it as something separate from ourselves, or to live without regard for its well-being? To understand the work of seeing things as an utterly involving moral and spiritual act? Such questions have long occupied the center of contemplative spiritual traditions. In The Blue Sapphire of the Mind, Douglas E. Christie proposes a distinctively contemplative approach to ecological thought and practice that can help restore our sense of the earth as a sacred place. Drawing on the insights of the early Christian monastics as well as the ecological writings of Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Annie Dillard, and many others, Christie argues that, at the most basic level, it is the quality of our attention to the natural world that must change if we are to learn how to live in a sustainable relationship with other living organisms and with one another. He notes that in this uniquely challenging historical moment, there is a deep and pervasive hunger for a less fragmented and more integrated way of apprehending and inhabiting the living world--and for a way of responding to the ecological crisis that expresses our deepest moral and spiritual values. Christie explores how the wisdom of ancient and modern contemplative traditions can inspire both an honest reckoning with the destructive patterns of thought and behavior that have contributed so much to our current crisis, and a greater sense of care and responsibility for all living beings. These traditions can help us cultivate the simple, spacious awareness of the enduring beauty and wholeness of the natural world that will be necessary if we are to live with greater purpose and meaning, and with less harm, to our planet.

The Essential Edmund Leach: Culture and human nature


Author: Edmund Ronald Leach
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social structure
Page: N.A
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Post-structuralist and post-modernist sociology


Author: Scott Lash
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 484
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Theorie sozialer Konflikte


Author: Lewis A. Coser
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531165820
Category: Social Science
Page: 195
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Lewis A. Coser versucht in diesem Klassiker der modernen Sozialwissenschaften im Anschluß an Georg Simmels berühmter Untersuchung über den "Streit" den Begriff des sozialen Konfliktes zu klären und dessen empirische Anwendungsmöglichkeiten aufzuzeigen. Als eines der wichtigsten Bücher der neueren Konfliktforschung hat es in der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts die in diesem Zusammenhang geführten theoretischen Kontroversen maßgeblich bestimmt und eine Vielzahl von empirischen Untersuchungen angeregt.

Human Disposition Toward Hazards

Testing the Environmental Appraisal Inventory
Author: Cynthia Fridgen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Environmental protection
Page: 200
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New Society


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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Übergangsriten


Author: Arnold Van Gennep
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593378367
Category: Rites and ceremonies
Page: 258
View: 6518
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