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The tribal imagination : civilization and the savage mind

Author: Robin Fox
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2011.
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Fox traces our ongoing struggle to maintain open societies in the face of profoundly tribal human needs that, paradoxically, hold the key to our survival. This latest book ranges from incest and arranged marriage to poetry and myth, from human rights and vengeance to pop icons such as Seinfeld.
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Fox, Robin, 1934-
Tribal imagination.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010034146
(OCoLC)659412908
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Fox
ISBN: 9780674060944 0674060946
OCLC Number: 742361661
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 417 pages) : illustrations
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.
Responsibility: Robin Fox.
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A lively, digressive work of startling range. -- Evan R. Goldstein Chronicle of Higher Education 20110206 The Tribal Imagination: Civilization and the Savage Mind, is an exciting synthesis of earlier Read more...

 
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