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By Mary Douglas

First released in 1973, Rules and Meanings is an anthology of works that shape a part of Mary Douglas' fight to plan an anthropological modernism conducive to her competition to apparently modernizing tendencies in modern society. the gathering comprises works by means of Wittgenstein, Schutz, Husserl, Hertz and different continentals. The underlying issues of the anthology are the development of which means, the strength of hidden history assumptions, tacit conventions and the ability of spatial association to enhance phrases. The paintings serves to counterpoint the philosophers' paintings on daily language with the anthropologists' conception of daily wisdom.

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