Thought Styles: Critical Essays on Good Taste

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SAGE Publications, Apr 25, 1996 - Social Science - 222 pages
We are often tyrannized by cooking styles and dress fashions but the idea of thought styles in control is less familiar and perhaps more disturbing. But how do thought styles work? In these fascinating essays Mary Douglas brings the topic down to the commonplace judgements of everyday life.

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Mary Douglas's literary executor, Richard Fardon, is Professor of West African Anthropology at SOAS, University of London. A former student of Mary Douglas, his intellectual biography of her was published by Routledge in 1999, and updated by a Memoir in the Proceedings of the British Academy Memoir, 2010.

Mary Douglas's literary executor, Richard Fardon, is Professor of West African Anthropology at SOAS, University of London. A former student of Mary Douglas, his intellectual biography of her was published by Routledge in 1999, and updated by a Memoir in the Proceedings of the British Academy Memoir, 2010.

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