Mary Douglas and Anthropological Modernism

  • Ronald Hendel

Abstract

Mary Douglas’s scholarship has been described as “a classic expression of British anthropological modernism.” In this essay I explore the significance of her work within the larger intellectual horizons of modernism and within the Durkheimian tradition in anthropology. I then situate her work on the Hebrew Bible within this larger perspective, using her analysis of the abominable pig as an exemplary instance.
Published
2008-12-31
How to Cite
HendelR. (2008). Mary Douglas and Anthropological Modernism. The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures: ARCHIVES, 8. https://doi.org/10.5508/jhs.2008.v8.a8
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