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Oedipus in the Trobriands

Social Science - 1993 - 200 pages
Spiro challenges the argument of Bronislaw Malinowski that the matrilineal society of the Trobriand Islands produced a psychological constellation -- a matrilineal complex ...
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Anthropological Other Or Burmese Brother?: Studies in Cultural Analysis

Melford E. Spiro - Social Science - 250 pages
The studies collected in this volume represent Spiro's contention that despite marked differences, non-Western peoples are "brother," not "other," and that the opportunity to ...
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Burmese Supernaturalism

Social Science - 1996 - 300 pages
Though the people of Burma, now called Myanmar, are formally Buddhist, their folk religion a type of animism or supernaturalism is so unlike classical Buddhism that it seems ...
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Gender and Culture: Kibbutz Women Revisited

Social Science - 1996 - 116 pages
Based on a study of the Israeli kibbutz movement, "Gender and Culture" discusses the differences in male and female orientations to marriage, the family, and work. Spiro ...
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Gender Ideology and Psychological Reality: An Essay on Cultural Reproduction

Melford E. Spiro - Social Science - 1997 - 220 pages
Why do members of a society espouse culturally constituted beliefs that are at odds with their personal interests and experiences? This text answers this question by ...
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Man and Culture: An Evaluation of the Work of Malinowski [1957]

Malinowski, - Literary Criticism - 2013 - 302 pages
This volume is a reassessment of Malinowski's work by a group of his former pupils and colleagues. A frank evaluation, not a eulogy, it examines the real and lasting importance ...
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Other Cultures: Aims, Methods and Achievements in Social Anthropology

John Beattie - Social Science - 2004 - 283 pages
The first part of this book considers what kind of study social anthropology is, the types of questions social anthropologists ask and how they go about obtaining the answers ...
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Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religion

Michael Banton - Social Science - 2013 - 224 pages
As the basic questions of social structure were elucidated there came a quickening of interest among social anthropologists in the study of religion. Chapters in this book ...
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The Disuniting of America: Reflections on a Multicultural Society

Arthur Meier Schlesinger - Political Science - 1998 - 208 pages
Examines the growing cult of ethnicity in the United States and discusses how it undermines a common American identity and results in ethnic and racial animosity
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