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Sustaining desire : a structuralist interpretation of myth and male cult in Central Australia

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Sustaining desire : a structuralist interpretation of myth and male cult in Central Australia
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Sustaining desire : a structuralist interpretation of myth and male cult in Central Australia
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A structuralist and psychoanalytic analysis (drawing on Levi- Strauss and Lacan) of Aranda myth and ritual based largely on extant literature; includes a history of ethnographic work on the Aranda; review of previous interpretations of Aboriginal religion (Durkheim, Roheim and Stanner); detailed analysis of various myths and myth cycles (sky, emu, dingo, native cat, bandicoot, world creation and separation, origin of humanity, generational conflict, relationship between man and ancestors); ethnozoology, totemism and mythic interpretation; phases of ritual life (male participation in womens ritual, initiation, adult increase ceremonies) and their link with psychic development; interpretive symbolic and psychoanalytic analysis of the initiation ritual cycle (naming, tossing, circumcision, subincision, ingkura); role of ritual objects; conception of, identity with and duties towards ritual objects
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Morton, John A
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Sustaining desire : a structuralist interpretation of myth and male cult in Central Australia
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Bibliography; Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Australian National University, Canberra, A.C.T., 1985
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M0068830
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2 vols.; diags., ill., maps
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Open access - reading. Open copying & quotation. Not for Inter-Library Loan
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0006274
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Sustaining desire : a structuralist interpretation of myth and male cult in Central Australia
Publication
Note
Bibliography; Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Australian National University, Canberra, A.C.T., 1985
Control code
M0068830
Extent
2 vols.; diags., ill., maps
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Open copying & quotation. Not for Inter-Library Loan
System control number
0006274

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