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Anxious Pleasures: The Sexual Lives of an Amazonian People

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"Good fish get dull but sex is always fun." So say the Mehinaku people of Brazil. But Thomas Gregor shows that sex brings a supreme ambiguity to the villagers' lives. In their elaborate rituals especially those practiced by the men in their secret societies the Mehinaku give expression to a system of symbols reminiscent of psychosexual neuroses identified by Freud: castration anxiety, Oedipal conflict, fantasies of loss of strength through sex, and a host of others. "If we look carefully," writes Gregor, "we will see ...

Anxious Pleasures: The Sexual Lives of an Amazonian People 1987, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226307435

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Anxious Pleasures: The Sexual Lives of an Amazonian People 1985, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226307428

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