Oedipus ubiquitous : the family complex in world folk literature (Book, 1996) [WorldCat.org]
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Oedipus ubiquitous : the family complex in world folk literature

Author: Allen W Johnson; Douglass Richard Price-Williams
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Is the "Oedipus complex" universal? This book examines the controversial question in light of its collection of 139 family complex folktales from every world cultural area and every level of social  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Fiction
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allen W Johnson; Douglass Richard Price-Williams
ISBN: 0804725764 9780804725767 0804725772 9780804725774
OCLC Number: 33132701
Description: xv, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Analysis --
Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. A Brief History of Research on Family-Complex Tales --
Ch. 3. The Evidence from World Folk Literature --
Ch. 4. The Theory of the Family Complex in Folk Literature --
Ch. 5. Conclusion --
pt. II. The Folktales --
Europe and Euro-America --
Middle East and Africa --
South and East Asia --
Oceania --
Native North America --
Native South America.
Responsibility: Allen Johnson and Douglass Price-Williams.
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"This work is one of two books that won the 1997 Boyer Prize in psychoanalytic anthropology. The award is well deserved . . . this book makes major contributions to psychological and symbolic Read more...

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