Selected Writings: Taboo, truth, and religion, Том 1

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Berghahn Books, 1999 - Всего страниц: 304

Franz Steiner's study of Taboo is internationally recognized as a classic in its field. In a newly researched introductory chapter, based on a thorough study of Steiner's unpublished papers, this edition for the first time places the book in its context and offers a new reading of the text. More than just a critique of existing taboo theories, as it has often been seen, this study offers a profound analysis of danger behavior and pollution in "non-civilized" societies. This provided an important starting-point for Mary Douglas' Purity and Danger. A key aspect of Steiner's achievement lies in his attempt to reconcile detailed, faithful ethnographic analysis with anthropological comparison. His analysis of taboo thus provides a case study with wide-ranging ramifications.

This new edition makes a classic text available once again to students and general readers. A major new introduction based on archival research offers, for the first time, a biography and critical study of Franz Steiner; it not only places him in the context of British and European thought but also shows his importance for contemporary debates, among them deconstruction and Orientalism.

 

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Franz Steiner A Memoir
3
The Life of Franz Baermann Steiner
16
The Discovery of Taboo
103
ORIENTPOLITIKAND THE CIVILISING PROCESS
107
Taboo in Polynesia 1
116
Taboo in Polynesia 2
125
A Victorian Problem Robertson Smith
132
Taboo and Contagion
140
Frazer and His Critic Marett
171
KINSHIP CLASSIFICATION AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE
193
How to Define Superstition?
223
ESSAYS AND DISCOVERIES
229
CONQUESTSIVII
250
Bibliography and References to Volumes I and II
251
Bibliography and References to Volumes I and II
267
Name Index to Volume I
269

Taboo and the Holy
148
The Hebrew Bible Snaith and Frazer
157

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Jeremy Adler is Professor of German at King's College London and specializes ininterdisciplinary subjects such as literature and science, poetry and painting, literature and anthropology. He is currently preparing a collected edition of Franz Steiner's poetry for theGerman Academy of Language and Literature, Darmstadt.

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