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The tribal imagination [eBook] : civilization and the savage mind / Robin Fox.
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ISBN:
9780674060944
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.
Physical Description:
1 online resource (viii, 417 p.) : ill.
Contents:
Time out of mind: tribal tempo and civilized temporality -- The human in human rights: tribal needs and civilized ideals -- The kindness of strangers: tribalism and the trials of democracy -- Sects and evolution: tribal splits and creedal schisms -- Which ten commandments?: tribal taboo and priestly morality -- Incest and in-laws: tribal norms and civilized narratives -- Forbidden partners: ancient themes in modern literature -- In the company of men: tribal bonds in warrior epics -- Playing by the rules: savage rhythms and civilized rhymes -- Seafood and civilization: from tribal to complex society -- The route to civilization: from tribal to political society -- Open societies and closed minds: tribalism versus civilization -- The old Adam and the last man: taming the savage mind -- Epilogue: the dream-man.
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