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The concept of the primitive

Author: Ashley Montagu
Publisher: New York : Free Press, [1968]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Attemps to explore & clarify use of word primitive; p.3; Eskimos & Aborigines examples of cultures who are more generous, loving and cooperative than most civilized societies; p.11; Notes questioning of primitive in Western Australia, 1959 p.154; Australian Aboriginal man regarded as inferior to Caucasoid man; p.171; Aboriginal sketches of humans without mouths attributed to unsophistication; includes p.7-31;  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Montagu, Ashley, 1905-1999.
Concept of the primitive.
New York, Free Press [1968]
(OCoLC)578287308
Online version:
Montagu, Ashley, 1905-1999.
Concept of the primitive.
New York, Free Press [1968]
(OCoLC)607663043
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ashley Montagu
OCLC Number: 436024
Description: xiii, 267 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The fallacy of the "primitive" / by Ashley Montagu --
The concept of primitive / by Catherine H. Berndt --
Rethinking the concept "primitive" / by Francis L.K. Hsu --
"Primitive" peoples / by Sol Tax --
Primitive man vs. homo sapiens / by Sol Tax --
The search for the primitive / by Stanley Diamond --
The concept of "primitive" and related anthropological terms: a study in the systematics of confusion / by Ashley Montagu --
"Primitive" art / by Ashley Montagu --
The civilized West looks at primitive Africa: 1400-1800: a study in ethnocentrism / by Katherine George --
Tribesmen in history and anthropology / by Marshall Sahlins --
The term "primitive" in Kierkegaard and Heidegger / by Jules Henry --
The concepts of "primitive" and "native" in anthropology / by Edward P. Dozier.
Responsibility: Ashley Montagu.

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Attemps to explore & clarify use of word primitive; p.3; Eskimos & Aborigines examples of cultures who are more generous, loving and cooperative than most civilized societies; p.11; Notes questioning of primitive in Western Australia, 1959 p.154; Australian Aboriginal man regarded as inferior to Caucasoid man; p.171; Aboriginal sketches of humans without mouths attributed to unsophistication; includes p.7-31; Catherine H. Berndt - The concept of primitive, listed separately.

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