Sexual Attraction and Childhood Association: A Chinese Brief for Edward Westermarck

Sexual Attraction and Childhood Association: A Chinese Brief for Edward Westermarck

by Arthur Wolf
     
 


Contrary to the Freudian claim that "an incestuous choice is in fact the first and regular one," this book demonstrates that sexual attraction is permanently inhibited by association during the first two to three years of life.See more details below

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Contrary to the Freudian claim that "an incestuous choice is in fact the first and regular one," this book demonstrates that sexual attraction is permanently inhibited by association during the first two to three years of life.

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"Wolf has written a definitive anthropological study of several social and scientific controversies. His work is based on more than two decades of research."—Choice

"The most voluminous and compelling findings yet on the foundations of human incest avoidance. . . . It is destined to be of enduring importance, not only for anthropology, but for the social sciences as a whole."—Journal of Anthropological Research

"A fine, and at times exquisite, causal analysis that has always been rare in anthropology."—Journal of the History of Sexuality

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ISBN-13:
9780804724265
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1995
Edition description:
1
Pages:
588
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.52(h) x 1.49(d)

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