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Published: 01 September 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393986-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9398-6
Published: 21 May 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021339-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2133-9
... to mourning and melancholia. Sigmund Freud helps us to see this, even as his own work participates in that colonizing enter- prise. His first substantive engagement with religion, the much- lambasted 274 Amy Hollywood and long- ignored Totem and Taboo (1913), brings together issues vital to the...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021384-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2138-4
... relationship between lord and master, and he declares that a privileged relationship now exists between his descendants and those of Musa Kule. The same motif recurred in an account of how the leopard became the totem of the Marah. My in for mant was Bala Kondé, who lived in a ramshackle wattle- and- daub...
Published: 21 May 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021339-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2133-9
... by the swallowing of the other. Second, this same logic intrigued Sigmund Freud in his analy sis of primitive socie ties in Totem and Taboo, a book also haunted by the shadows of the cannibal. I then offer a reading of Andrade s Cannibalist Manifesto as a way to speak of cannibalism as a...
Published: 02 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021421-088
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2142-1
... 187 80 Sidekick for Life In prison, friend isn t a word we throw around loosely. But Big Bo wasn t just my friend; I called him my sidekick. I dubbed him Big Bo because he always felt like the low man on the totem pole the guy nobody looked up to or respected. So calling him Big Bo was my way of...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-138
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
...354 · PART VI But the goal was never Palmer s miscegenated rebellion. Toop s immersions gave him the capacity, rather, to absorb trauma in the manner of his totem Jo- seph Conrad: I let my spirit float supine over that chaos. His taste and per- sonal testing readied him for 9/11. A portion of...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-077
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... collector circles with Charles Delaunay s Hot Discography and picked up speed with Jazzmen coeditor Charles Edward Smith et al. s Jazz Rec ord Book, but became totemic with Brian Rust s ever- expanding survey of 78 rpm works, Jazz Rec ords a z; additional Danish and Belgian efforts led to Canadian Tom Lord...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-137
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... Derek Bailey another pivotal guru via snatches of other writing, invocation of cool recordings or conversations, art world travelogues. 354 · PART VI But the goal was never Palmer s miscegenated rebellion. Toop s immersions gave him the capacity, rather, to absorb trauma in the manner of his totem Jo...
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By Yountae An, Eleanor Craig
Published: 21 May 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021339-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2133-9
... and, 22, 226 39; Freud on totemism and, 231 32, 279 83; medieval Christian theology and, 172 77 Cannibalist Manifesto (Andrade), 227, 233 39 capitalism: histories of, 51n2; James on, 111 24; negritude and, 177 78; secu- larization discourse and, 44 46 Caramuru (Diogo Álvares), 240n Ca rib bean...
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
... to do with the way that Durkheim in his classic Elementary Forms of Religious Life always referred to society in the singular, as an abstraction, and as having a natu ral higher unity and integration: If the totem is the symbol of both the god and the so- ciety, is this not because the god and the...
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By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
.... Muzorewa had complained about every aspect of the campaign, including its inevitable result. Now his voice would fall silent while Mugabe and his wife, Sally, were seen everywhere, always in the company of real and symbolic roosters, the totem animal of the zanu-pf party. White Rhodesians faced...
Published: 21 May 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021339-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2133-9
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By Mary K. Coffey
Published: 17 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003304-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0330-4
... Quetzalcoatl 8 The Prophecy 9 Totem Poles 10 Machine Totems 11 Cortez and the Cross 12 The Machine 13 Anglo-America 14 Hispano-America 15 Gods of the Modern World 16 Symbols of Nationalism 17 Modern Human Sacri ce 18 Modern Migration of the Spirit 19 Chains of the Spirit 20 Modern Industrial Man 1 3 2 4 5 6 7...
Published: 02 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012559-419
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1255-9
... him. This is an expression of the trap of a certain black beauty, exemplified in Rufus Scott s inability to live in Another Country. Rufus s insouciance is elemental to his suicide being a murder that is not sacrificial. He is no totem, sacramental or other wise; nor is he a scapegoat. And to fully...
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005605-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0560-5
... feel as fragmen- tary as its history. Following the credit sequence are several shots of a totem pole intercut with a group of Kwakwaka wakw paddling a large canoe to Fort Rupert s shore, where the boat is greeted by what seem to be the hosts of a potlatch ceremony (figure 4.1).14 The soundtrack...
Published: 29 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005339-016
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0533-9
... of plea sure in conversation together, has become the place I turn to alone, in deep grief, missing you. I remember meeting Stephen Barber at your house one night, the three of us a small minyan of Cavafy lovers, reading aloud our favorites. If lines of poetry could be totems, I nominate James...
Published: 17 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007555-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0755-5
... because he has a different reading of the totemic sacrifice. For Smith, who relies on McLennan s systematization of the Polynesian notion of taboo, sacrifice starts with precautions when handling the sacred. For Durkheim, who borrowed the description of Australian rituals from Spencer and Gil- len...
Published: 17 January 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0330-4
... Orozco, The Epic of American Civilization: Totem Poles (2 panels, Panel 9), 1932 34. 37 figure i.13. José Clemente Orozco, The Epic of American Civilization: Machine Images (2 panels, Panel 10), 1932 34. 38 figure 1.1. Diego Rivera, History of Mexico: The Ancient Indian World, 1929, Fresco, north...
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By Michael Jackson
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021384-013
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2138-4
... collective belonging in which personal identity was subsumed by a field of relationships that went back many generations in time and even encompassed other life forms, such as totemic animals, divinities, and the ancestral dead. Nor did this extension of kinship and af- finity beyond the confines of one s...
Published: 18 September 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388135-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8813-5
... meaning from observed events. Rather he would interpret the emblems as he calls them, the bullroarers or other ritual implements engraved with abstract totemic de- signs, in terms of the ritual actions within which they are used. Meaning arises from this totality, not as an interpretation of it. Mary...