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Psycho-analysis of primitive cultural types

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Psycho-analysis of primitive cultural types
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Psycho-analysis of primitive cultural types
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Technique and field anthropology, necessity of transference states that Spencer & Gillen failed to understand that the ritual is always the dramatization of a sacred song - that their method might be described as the extrovert attitude in field anthropology; opposite extreme presented by Rev. Strehlow - introvert method; chap.3; Children of the Desert - Aranda, Luritcha, Pitchentara, Pintubi, Junu, play-analysis method of Melanie Klein used; Oedipus attitude manifested in games, gives many examples, ordinary childrens games with analysis; chap.4; Sexual life in Central Australia; native idea of female beauty - Aranda & Kukata (Central Luridja), methods of obtaining a wife, method of coition, age disparity between man & wife, meaning of married life to women, dream conception, totemic significance of dreams, gives examples; chap.5; Totemic ritual - increase ceremonies described, 9 types of ritual distinguished by Aranda, analysis of types, incestuous intercourse object of Ltata & Wuljankura ceremonies; role of women in ritual; mythological background; symbolic coitus; Ngallunga ritual in detail; chap.6; Psychology of the Central Australian culture area - principal erotogenic zones in the sexual life & character development; onanism phantasies, stories, dreams; defence mechanisms of the ego; the ego & environment; narcissism; the super ego & ritual objects; super ego & the death impulse; chap.9; Super ego & group ideal; other chapters on Somali, Loboda people
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1891-1953
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Róheim, Géza
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  • Spencer, Baldwin
  • Strehlow, C.
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Psycho-analysis of primitive cultural types
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0073229
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Psycho-analysis of primitive cultural types
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M0051074
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0073229

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