First English Edition. An authorized English translation
“A collection of four essays first published in the journal Imago (1912/13) employing the application of psychoanalysis to the fields of archaeology, anthropology, and the study of religion: "The Savage’s Dread of Incest"; "Taboo and the Ambivalence of Emotions"; "Animism, Magic and the Omnipotence of Thoughts"; and "The Infantile Recurrence of Totemism"
Though Totem and Taboo has been seen as one of the classics of anthropology, comparable to Edward Burnett Tylor's Primitive Culture (1871) and Sir James George Frazer's The Golden Bough (1890), the work is now considered discredited by anthropologists. The cultural anthropologist Alfred L. Kroeber was an early critic of Totem and Taboo, publishing a critique of the work in 1920. Some authors have seen redeeming value in the work”.
First English Edition. This is the authorized English translation, with introduction by A.A. Brill, Ph.B., M.D. Published by George Routledge & Sons, Limited, London (1919). Publishers’ original dark brown cloth boards with green lettering to spine.
Book Dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 x 2.5 cm & Number of Pages: 268.
Good Copy - Solid and well bound volume. Boards have slight wear with rubbing and bumping to corners. Stamped on the front cover and title pages by the London Earls Court Labour College. Moderate tanning to first and last blank pages. The text is bright and clean (Please see pictures).
- Number of Books
- Collected works, Illustrated, Psychology, Totemism
- Author/ Illustrator
- Professor Sigmund Freud L.L.D.
- Book Title
- Totem and Taboo: Resemblances between the Psychic Lives of Savages and Neurotics
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- George Routledge
- Binding/ Material
- First English Edition. An authorized English translation
- Number of pages
- 22.5×14.5 cm