Totem and Taboo: Some Points of Agreement Between the Mental Lives of Savages and Neurotics
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.
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Review: Totem and TabooUser Review - §-- - Goodreads
Lots of Montaigne-like catalogs of weird, primitive peoples. Fascinating stuff, even though it's all just Frazer regurgitated. Maybe just read Frazer. Most of the book is an overview of the data, the ... Read full review
Review: Totem and TabooUser Review - Cărăşălu - Goodreads
It's my first book by Freud and it was... impressive. First of all, I must praise his writing style (or, perhaps, the translator). It's a very readable book even if you are a total newbie to the ... Read full review