The Secret of the Totem: Religion and Society from McLennan to Freud

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Though it is now discredited, totemism once captured the imagination of Sigmund Freud, Emile Durkheim, James Frazer, and other prominent Victorian thinkers. Robert Alun Jones considers the construction of a theory and the divergent ways religious scholars, anthropologists, psychoanalysts, and cultural theorists drew on totemism to explore and define primitive and modern societies' religious, cultural, and sexual norms. Combining innovative readings of individual scholars' work and a rich portrait of Victorian intellectual ...

The Secret of the Totem: Religion and Society from McLennan to Freud 2005, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231134385

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