Risk and Blame
|Original title||Risk and Blame: Essays in Cultural Theory|
|Subject||Cultural anthropology, Cultural theory of risk|
|Preceded by||How Institutions Think|
|Followed by||In the Wilderness|
The collection contains sixteen lectures and essays, grouped in three parts: "Risk and blame" (six pieces) on the cultural theory of risk; "Wants and institutions" (five pieces) applying cultural theory to issues other than risk; and "Believing and thinking" (five pieces) on the cultural determinants of individual production of and response to ideas.
The final piece in the volume, "The Hotel Kwilu: A Model of Models", recounts a return to Lele territory four decades after first undertaking fieldwork there. It was originally delivered in 1988 as the Distinguished Lecture at the 87th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association.
- Richard Fardon, Mary Douglas: An Intellectual Biography (London: Routledge, 1999).