Douglas, Mary

Douglas, Mary

(1921-) British social and cultural anthropologist who has made a particular study of RITUAL, symbolism and TABOO (e.g. Purity and Danger, 1966; Natural Symbols, 1970), much of this study possessing a special relevance for womens studies. She presents ritual prohibitions, including restrictions on womens activities, as occurring where social phenomena are held to ‘threaten’ existing classificatory systems.
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Bridesmaids were Mary Caroline Beach, Mary Lauren Brunson, Emily Penick Decker, Virginia Peacock Douglas, Mary Grace Penick Frohn, Lauren Elizabeth Gardner, Anna Penick Lowe, Hannah Nicole Martin, Lucy Eason Martin, Mildred Emily Monsour, Mary Katherine Sharman, Claire Douglas Sims, Ellen Westmoreland Thomas, and Elizabeth Ann Woody.
Laramie) Kane; and three daughters: Juneann Demars of Douglas, Mary Ann Morrissette of Whitinsville and Maureen Sullivan of Benicia, CA; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Emmylou Harris, Jerry Douglas, Mary Chapin Carpenter, James Taylor, Lyle Lovett, Reba McIntyre, the Indigo Girls and Travis Tritt.
Finding it difficult to broach this subject with Douglas, Mary drops subtle hints without success.
A few hard facts can be assembled about the relationship of Margaret Douglas, Mary Fitzroy, Mary Shelton, and Thomas Howard to D, but unfortunately they inevitably gravitate towards the topic of Bond's conjectures--reasonable though they were.
Am, Natasha Beddingfield, Kevin Costner, Michael Douglas, Mary J.