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" All that we find there is a violent and jealous father who keeps all the females for himself and drives away his sons as they grow up. "
Totem and Taboo: Resemblances Between the Psychic Lives of Savages and Neurotics - Page 235
by Sigmund Freud - 1919 - 268 pages
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Vladimir's Carrot: Modern Drama and the Modern Imagination

John Desmond Peter - Drama - 1987 - 372 pages
...society. Freud sees the beginnings of society in a Darwinian primal horde, ruled by 'a violent and jealous father who keeps all the females for himself and drives away his sons as they grow up'. One day, Freud surmises, these brothers killed their father, and, 'cannibal...
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Ritual : Perspectives and Dimensions: Perspectives and Dimensions

California Catherine Bell Associate Professor of Religious Studies Santa Clara University - Religion - 1997 - 368 pages
...was slaughtered and eaten by its own clan, with Charles Darwin's notion of the primal horde, in which "there is only a violent, jealous father who keeps...the females for himself and drives away the growing sons."65 Using these ideas, Freud developed a compelling scenario of the early history of the human...
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Religion and Psychology in Transition: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Theology

James W. Jones - Religion - 1996 - 164 pages
..."In Darwin's primal horde," Freud begins the story of culture and religion, "there is a violent and jealous father who keeps all the females for himself and drives away his sons as they grow up." Once the oedipal situation was set up, the result was inescapable. Eventually...
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Abraham on Trial: The Social Legacy of Biblical Myth

Carol Delaney - Religion - 2000 - 333 pages
Abraham on Trial questions the foundations of faith that have made a virtue out of the willingness to sacrifice a child. Through his desire to obey God at all costs, even if it ...
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From Virgin Land to Disney World: Nature and Its Discontents in the USA of ...

Bernd Herzogenrath - Civilization - 2001 - 432 pages
...text in fact bears the trace of its very repression Freud supposes a primal patriarch, a "violent and jealous father who keeps all the females for himself and drives away his sons as they grow up" (Totem and Taboo 202). This father, completely free and independent, was...
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Bloodrites of the Post-structuralists: Word, Flesh, and Revolution

Anne Norton - Philosophy - 2002 - 206 pages
...authority. Darwin speculated that human society consisted, in die first instance, of "a violent and jealous father who keeps all the females for himself and drives away his sons as they grow up."16 One day, Freud continues, "the brothers who had been driven out came together,...
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Foucault, Subjectivity, and Identity: Historical Constructions of Subject ...

Robert M. Strozier - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 292 pages
...situation from which the narrative originates: "we find there [in the primal horde] ... a violent and jealous father who keeps all the females for himself and drives away his sons as they grow up" (ibid., 141). Freud calls this the "earliest state of society" but at the...
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White Men Arenít

Thomas DiPiero - Social Science - 2002 - 338 pages
...characterizing the son's relationship to the paternal figure. The well-known myth, in which a "violent and jealous father who keeps all the females for himself and drives away his sons as they grow up," relates the sons' rebellion against the father: "One day, the brothers who...
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Teaching Freud

Diane Jonte-Pace Professor of Religious Studies and Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development Santa Clara University - Psychology - 2003 - 288 pages
...recapitulates several times in Moses and Monotheism, is as follows: Once upon a time there was "a violent and jealous father who keeps all the females for himself and drives away his sons as they grow up. ... One day the brothers who had been driven out came together, killed and...
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God

Timothy A. Robinson - Philosophy - 2002 - 410 pages
...place for the beginnings of totemism in Darwin's primal horde. All that we find there is a violent and jealous father who keeps all the females for himself and drives away his sons as they grow up. This earliest state of society has never been an object of observation. The...
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