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Risk and Culture by Mary Douglas
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Oct 05, 2011

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bookshelves: 20th-century, anthropology, non-fiction, sociology, science
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Interesting work on culturally selected fears, but dated. This was originally published in 1982 so many of the example make the work seem more than a little out of step with current fears (justified or not). Still, the core argument remains valid.

However, I would not recommend this work because of its dated examples and argument.

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David Reading the Kindle version but the formatting on this edition is lousy.

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