Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo Summary
Mary Douglas

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Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo Summary

Purity and Danger by Mary Douglas deals with primitive and modern cultures, exploring various ways they organize their social life through specific approaches to rituals, dirt, and pollution.

Prejudice towards primitive cultures as inferior can be attributed to previous approaches dealing with common patterns among them rather than their social structures. The initial views that primitive cultures display fear and lack of understanding because they have to deal with the immediacy of their...

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