Folkways: A Study of Mores, Manners, Customs and Morals

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Courier Corporation, Jan 1, 2002 - Social Science - 692 pages
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Few scholarly works possess the vast attraction and continuing fascination of this nearly century-old classic of sociology. Bringing to his writing the same force, power, and vitality that made his classes at Yale the focal point of the most vigorous intellectual activity, the author provides one of the most searching and incisive examinations of usages, manners, customs, mores, and morals ever written. He offers thousands of illustrations of the social, sexual, and religious customs of ancient Greece, Rome, medieval Christianity, Judaism, Africa, Islam, Australia, Melanesia, Japan, China, India, and modern Western civilization in Europe and America. The subjects of this famous and influential work include labor, wealth, slavery, cannibalism, marriage, drama, education, history, and many other absorbing topics. Unabridged republication of the 1906 edition. Prefatory note by A. G. Keller. Bibliography. Index.
 

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Contents

FUNDAMENTAL NOTIONS OF THE FOLKWAYS AND OF THE MORES CONTENTS
8
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MORES
75
THE STRUGGLE FOR EXISTENCE
106
LABOR WEALTH
158
SOCIETAL SELECTION
173
SLAVERY
174
ABORTION INFANTICIDE KILLING THE
308
CANNIBALISM
329
POPULAR SPORTS EXHIBITIONS DRAMA
560
ASCETICISM
605
EDUCATION HISTORY
628
LIFE POLICY VIRTUE VS SUCCESS
639
261
663
UNCLEANNESS AND THE EVIL EYE XV THE MORES CAN MAKE ANYTHING RIGHT AND PREVENT CONDEMNATION OF ANYTHING ...
671
342
676
479
678

SEX MORES
342
THE MARRIAGE INSTITUTION
367
THE SOCIAL CODES
417
INCEST
479
KINSHIP BLOOD REVENGE PRIMITIVE JUSTICE PEACE
493
SACRAL HARLOTRY CHILD SACRIFICE
533

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