Lewis Henry Morgan lectures ; 1982. The work of culture : symbolic transformation in psychoanalysis and anthropology

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Book
ISBN 10
0226615987 
ISBN 13
9780226615981 
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Publication Year
1990 
Subject
Psychoanalysis and culture--Sri Lanka.; Symbolism (Psychology)--Case studies.; Buddhism--Psychology--Case studies. 
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xxv, 354 pages ; 24 cm.; Representation and symbol formation in a psychoanalytic anthropology. Unfreezing the text, releasing the narrative -- Dromena and cathartic rituals : regression and progression in collective representations -- Symbolic remove and the work of culture -- Oedipus : the paradigm and its Hindu rebirth. Relativizing the Oedipus complex : the Trobriand case -- Further steps in relativization : the Indian Oedipus revisited -- Universalizing the Oedipus complex : argument with Wittgenstein -- The Indian Oedipus in Sri Lanka : Pulleyar and the lord Buddha revisited -- Change, history, and the forgetting of Pulleyar -- The parricide in Buddhist history. Myth models of the parricide : Oedipus in Sri Lanka -- Symbolic parricide : the conscience of Dutthagamani Abhaya -- The true parricide : Kasyapa of Sigiriya, the "lion mountain" -- Psychic structures of the long run : the marriage of the hero -- Freud and anthropology : the place where three roads meet. The first intersubjectivity : the anthropologist and the native -- The second intersubjectivity : participation and observation -- The third intersubjectivity and the idea of a metatheory -- Language and symbolic form in psychoanalysis and anthropology; This volume is the product of two decades of field research by one of Sri Lanka's distinguished anthropological interpreters.; 
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