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Author Fox, Robin, 1934-

Title The tribal imagination : civilization and the savage mind / Robin Fox

Publ Info Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011
 RWU Main Library  GN492.5 .F69 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  GN492.5 .F69 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript viii, 417 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p.[369]-404) and index
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
LC subject Tribes -- Philosophy
ISBN 9780674059016 (alk. paper)
0674059018 (alk. paper)