Totem & Taboo (The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud Series)

Totem & Taboo (The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud Series)

by Sigmund Freud
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393001431

ISBN-13: 9780393001433

Pub. Date: 09/28/1990

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Totem and Taboo (1913), first published as a series of four articles between 1912 and 1913, is among Freud's most dazzling speculative texts.
Adducing evidence from "primitive" tribes, neurotic women, child patients traversing the oedipal phase, and speculations by Charles Darwin, James G. Frazer, and other modern scholars, Freud attempts to trap the moment that

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Totem and Taboo (1913), first published as a series of four articles between 1912 and 1913, is among Freud's most dazzling speculative texts.
Adducing evidence from "primitive" tribes, neurotic women, child patients traversing the oedipal phase, and speculations by Charles Darwin, James G. Frazer, and other modern scholars, Freud attempts to trap the moment that civilized life began. It stands as his most imaginative venture into the psychoanalysis of culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393001433
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1990
Series:
Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud
Edition description:
The Standard Edition
Pages:
213
Sales rank:
629,392
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Sigmund Freud: A Brief Life, by Peter Gay

ix

Translator's Note

xxv

Preface

xxvii

Preface to the Hebrew Translation

xxxi

 

1     The Horror of Incest

3

2     Taboo and Emotional Ambivalence

24

3     Animism, Magic and the Omnipotence of Thoughts

94

4     The Return of Totemism in Childhood

125

 

List of Works Referred to in the Text

201

Index

207

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