This collection brings thirteen essays on culture, not previously collected, from the last decade and a half of Mary Douglas's life. They focus on the collaborative development of 'cultural theory' from the 'grid and group' analysis of the 1970s through to is application and elaboration in her later thought. The material covers questions of culture and institutions, the challenges to culture posed by climate change and the nature of risk in culture. What emerges is the most complete picture of Mary Douglas's cultural theory that is currently available to us. Incisively organized with an informed commentary, the book will add to the legions of Douglas's readers in Social Anthropoloogy, Sociology and Cultural Studies.