Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History
A comprehensive and accessible survey of the history of theory in anthropology, this anthology of classic readings contains in-depth commentary in introductions and notes to help guide students through excerpts of seminal anthropological works. The commentary provides the background information needed to understand each article, its central concepts, and its relationship to the social and historical context in which it was written.
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quite mistaken, they are late developments and of little importance for the
essential nature of the totem. "The clan totem is reverenced by a body of men and
women who call themselves by the name of the totem, believe themselves to be
of one ...
The totem bond is stronger than that of the family in our sense. The two do not
coincide, since the totem is as a rule inherited through the female line, and it is
possible that paternal descent may originally have been left entirely out of
According to Freud, Arpad's statements that he would like to eat "fricassee of
mother" and that, when grown, he would marry his mother, show how he
substituted the totem animal (a cock) for his father. Here, in the case of little Arpad
, Freud ...
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Sigmund Freud The Return of Totemism in Childhood 1913
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