Sex and Repression in Savage Society (Routledge Classics)

Bronislaw Malinowski,

2001

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During the First World War the pioneer anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski found himself stranded on the Trobriand Islands, off the eastern coast of New Guinea. By living among the people he studied there, speaking their language and participating in their activities, he invented what became known as ‘participant-observation’. This new type of ethnographic study was to have a huge impact on the emerging discipline of anthropology. In Sex and Repression in Savage Society Malinowski applied his experiences on the Trobriand Islands to the study of sexuality, and the attendant issues of eroticism, obscenity, incest, oppression, power and parenthood. In so doing, he both utilized and challenged the psychoanalytical methods being popularized at the time in Europe by Freud and others. The result is a unique and brilliant book that, though revolutionary when first published, has since become a standard work on the psychology of sex.

Table of contents


Book Cover……Page 1
Title……Page 4
Contents……Page 5
PREFACE……Page 10
The Problem……Page 20
The Family in Father-right and Mother-right……Page 25
The First Stage of the Family Drama……Page 33
Fatherhood in Mother-right……Page 39
Infantile Sexuality……Page 45
Apprenticeship to Life……Page 51
The Sexuality of Later Childhood……Page 57
Puberty……Page 65
The Complex of Mother-right……Page 76
Complex and Myth in Mother-right……Page 86
Disease and Perversion……Page 88
Dreams and Deeds……Page 93
Obscenity and Myth……Page 102
The Rift Between Psycho-analysis and Social Science……Page 126
A ‘Repressed Complex’……Page 131
‘The Primordial Cause of Culture’……Page 135
The Consequences of the Parricide……Page 140
The Original Parricide Analysed……Page 144
Complex or Sentiment?……Page 154
The Transition from Nature to Culture……Page 160
The Family as the Cradle of Nascent Culture……Page 164
Rut and Mating in Animal and Man……Page 171
Marital Relations……Page 177
Parental Love……Page 182
The Persistence of Family Ties in Man……Page 190
The Plasticity of Human Instincts……Page 195
From Instinct to Sentiment……Page 198
Motherhood and the Temptations of Incest……Page 208
Authority and Repression……Page 216
Father-right and Mother-right……Page 223
Culture and the ‘Complex’……Page 231
INDEX……Page 236

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