Coming into Being Among the Australian Aborigines: The Procreative Beliefs of the Australian Aborigines
By: Ashley Montagu (author)Hardback
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This volume brings together all the evidence bearing upon the procreative beliefs of the Australian Aborigines and subjects it to a scientific examination in the light of biological, social and psychological research. First published in 1937. This edition reprints the revised edition of 1974.
1. Introduction2. The Arunta, the type pattern of Australian culture3. The procreative beliefs of the Central Australian Aborigines4. The procreative beliefs of the native tribes of Northern Australia5. The procreative beliefs of the native tribes of North-Eastern Australia, Queensland, and Cape York Peninsula6. The procreative beliefs of the native tribes of North-Western Australia7. The procreative beliefs of the native tribes of Western Australia8. The procreative beliefs of the native tribes of Southern, South-Eastern, and Eastern Australia9. A summary account of the procreative beliefs of the Australian Aborigines10. The critical theories relating to the procreative beliefs of the Australian Aborigines11. Phallic ceremonies and so-called phallic worship12. Subincision and its alleged relationship to procreation13. Maternity and paternity in Australia14. Nescience, science, and psychoanalysis15. Tradition, experience, and belief
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