Man and the Sacred - Caillois, Roger, and Barash, Meyer (Translated by)

Demonstrates how humanity's ambiguous attitude toward the sacred influences behaviour and culture. Drawing on a diverse array of ethnographic contexts, including the sexual rituals of Ba-Thong of South Africa and evidence drawn from aboriginal Australian, Eskimo, the author analyzes the role of the forbidden in the social cohesion of the group.

Man and the Sacred 2001, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252070341

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