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Sexual Life of Savages in North Western Melanesia

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The Sexual Life of Savages in North Western Melanesia by Bronislaw Malinowski
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1929. An ethnographic account of courtship, marriage and family life among the natives of the Trobriand Islands, British New Guinea. From the Preface: The sexual life of savages has long awaited its natural historian. Owing to sex taboos, that weigh at least as much on the civilized as on the savage mind, this subject has always been veiled in mystery. The mystery has been fascinating or somber according to the general attitude to savagery that happened to prevail. Contents: The Relations Between the Sexes in Tribal Life; The Status of Woman in Native Society; Prenuptial Intercourse; The Avenues to Marriage; Marriage; Divorce and the Dissolution of Marriage by Death; Procreation and Pregnancy in Native Belief and Custom; Pregnancy and Childbirth; Customary Forms of License; Love-Making and the Psychology of Erotic Life; The Magic of Love and Beauty; Erotic Dreams and Fantasies; Morals and Manners; and A Savage Myth of Incest.
Release date NZ
March 1st, 2005
Contributor
Foreword by Havelock Ellis
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Kessinger Publishing Co
Pages
732
Dimensions
190x235x37
ISBN-13
9781417904778
Product ID
2253710

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