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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S3 ENDEAVOUR AWARDS: Laura Jackson, Ellie Turpin, Gemma Graham, Erin Littler, Cameryn Stangoe, Chloe Stanway, Raniya Ali, Lauren Kane, Abigail McGovern, Abbie Scott, Finlay Douglas, Mary Jane Kinnin, Scott Madden, Ava McLean, Jack Mowbray, Kyle Campbell, Aimee Stewart, Ben Young, Greg Keir, Rebecca Nicoll, Jenna O'Hara and Mark Stewart.
Douglas, Mary. Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo.
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.
[1] Douglas, Mary. Risk Acceptability According to the Social Sciences.
(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.
Bassist Edgar Meyer regularly works with such pop, folk and country musicians as Garth Brooks, Bruce Cockburn, Hank Williams Jr., 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.
Rider of Douglas, Mary Ellen Chamberlain of Upton, Cecile J.
Douglas, Mary. Purity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo.