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Totem and Taboo: Resemblances Between the Psychic Lives of Savages and Neurotics

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In this brilliant exploratory attempt to extend the analysis of the individual psyche to society and culture, Freud laid the lines for much of his late thought, and made a major contribution to the psychology of religion. Primitive societies and the individual, he found, mutually illuminate each other, and the psychology of primitive races bears marked resemblances to the psychology of neurotics. Basing his investigations on the finding of anthropologists, Freud came to the conclusion that totemism and its accompanying restriction of exogamy derive form the savage's dread of incest, and that taboo customs parallel closely the symptoms of compulsion neurosis. The killing of the 'primal father' and the consequent sense of guilt are seen as determining events both in the misty tribal pre-history of mankind, and in the suppressed wishes of individual men. Both totemism and taboo are thus held to have their roots in the Oedipus complex, which lies at the basis of all neurosis, and, as Freud argues, is also the origin of religion, ethics, society, and art.

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ISBN:
9780394701240
Translator:
Brill, Abraham A.
Author:
Brill, Abraham A.
Author:
Freud, Sigmund
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Neuropsychology
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Psychoanalysis
Subject:
Ethnic & Tribal
Subject:
Taboo
Subject:
Totemism
Subject:
Neuroses
Subject:
Methodology x
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
psychology;psychoanalysis;freud;anthropology;religion;philosophy;non-fiction;taboo;totemism;theory;psych;sociology;psychiatry;20th century;social theory;incest;critical theory;german;sigmund freud;culture;sex
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
no. AK-RD-86-12
Publication Date:
19600431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.27x4.35x.65 in. .39 lbs.

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