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The Resource Psyche's task : a discourse concerning the influence of superstition on the growth of institutions

Psyche's task : a discourse concerning the influence of superstition on the growth of institutions

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Psyche's task : a discourse concerning the influence of superstition on the growth of institutions
Title
Psyche's task
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a discourse concerning the influence of superstition on the growth of institutions
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Scope of social anthropology
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Summary
Facsimile of edition published by Macmillan, 1913; originally read to meeting of Royal Institution; Aims to prove some social institutions originally based on superstition; p.71-75; Severity in sexual matters, notes on exogamy, Victorian marriage rules quoted from Dawson, Wakelbura laws on elopement, punishment by ritual combat, north-west Qld. punishments for elopement with lawful marriage partner and unlawful partner,; tribal pursuit of elopers (Yuin, Wotjobaluk), ritual cannibalism of body of guilty man (Mukjarawaint, Jupagalk), marriage rules in W.A.; punishment for infringement (Western Australia, Kamilaroi), killing as punishment for communication with motherin-law (Kamilaroi of Gwydir R.); p.137; Herbert R. natives prevention of straying ghost by weighing down body with stones, hot coals, barking of trees used by other tribes to detain ghost p.157-176; The scope of anthropology; an inaugural lecture (Chair of Social Anthropology), given at University of Liverpool, May 14th, 1908, non-Aboriginal material
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1854-1941
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Frazer, James George
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  • Superstition
  • Civilization
  • Primitive societies
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Psyche's task : a discourse concerning the influence of superstition on the growth of institutions
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M0042400
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23 cm.
Edition
  • 2nd ed., revised and enlarged
  • to which is added The scope of social anthropology; an inaugural lecture by J. G. Frazer
Extent
xi, 186 p.
Isbn
9780712902717
Stock number
6882
System control number
0050203
Label
Psyche's task : a discourse concerning the influence of superstition on the growth of institutions
Publication
Control code
M0042400
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
  • 2nd ed., revised and enlarged
  • to which is added The scope of social anthropology; an inaugural lecture by J. G. Frazer
Extent
xi, 186 p.
Isbn
9780712902717
Stock number
6882
System control number
0050203

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