The Psychoanalytic Study of Society, V. 15

Essays in Honor of Melford E. Spiro

Edited by L. Bryce Boyer, Simon A. Grolnick

© 1990 – Routledge

412 pages

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About the Book

Volume 15 features Melford Spiro's "Culture and Human Nature" and "The internalization of Burmese Gender Identity" along with an interview of Spiro by B. Kilbourne and S. Bolle. Additional topics include children's fantasy life in Papua New Guinea (F. Poole); a psychoanthropological approach to Kagwahiv food taboos (W. Kracke); an ethnological and Rorschach study of three groups of Australian aborigines (R. Boyer et al.); a consideration of the "trickster" in relation to issues of sublimation and psychosocial development; and a review of Bettelheim's contribution to anthropology (R. Paul).

Table of Contents

1. Mere Worldlings: An Interview with Melford A. Spiro, Kilborne, Bolle 2. Culture and Human Nature, Spiro 3. The Internationalization of Burmese Gender Identity, Spiro 4. Of the Resemblance of Fathers to Their Children: The Roots of Primitivism in Middle-Childhood Enculturation, Tuzin 5. Images of an Unborn Sibling: The Psychocultural Shaping of a Child's Fantasy among the Bimin-Kuskusmin of Papua New Guinea, Poole 6. Dream Drawings, Affect, and Cultural Themes: Pointers from Some Tolai Data, Epstein 7. Don't Let the Piranha Bite Your Liver: A Combined Anthropological and Psychoanalytic Approach to Kagwahiv (Tupi) Food Taboos, Kracke 8. Jewish Moroccan "Saint Impressarious" in Israel: A Stage-Developmental Perspective, Bilu 9. An Ethnological and Rorschach Study of Three Groups of Australian Aborigines: The Yolgnu, the Pitjatjatjara, and the "Dark People" of Bourke, Boyer, Dithrich, Harned, Hippler, Stone, Walt, Boyer 10. Bettelheim's Contribution to Anthropology, Paul 11. Trickster's Humanity: Sublimation and Psychosocial Development, Manson 12. Jewish Messianism and the Culture Process, Meissner

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY022000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / General
PSY028000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
PSY031000
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology