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Book Launch: Paul Richards and Perri 6 – ‘Mary Douglas’

October 6 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Friday 6 October 2023,  2:30-4:30pm BST

This is a hybrid event.

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To join us online on Zoom, register here: 




Paul Richards (Adjunct Professor Njala University) and Perri 6 (Queen Mary University, London)

with Richard Fardon (SOAS) as chair
and Gillian Tett (Financial Times) as discussant

This handy, concise book covers the life of Mary Douglas, one of the most important anthropologists of the second half of the 20th century.

Her work focused on how human groups classify one another, and how they resolve the anomalies that then arise. Classification, she argued, emerges from practices of social life, and is a factor in all deep and intractable human disputes.

This biography offers an introduction to how her distinctive approach developed across a long and productive career and how it applies to current pressing issues of social conflict and planetary survival.


The book is published by Berghahn, more info here: 

You will be able to buy the book at the launch event. Berghahn is also kindly providing a discount to online attendees – we will share details during the event. 


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October 6 2023
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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