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DIMENSIONS OF MARRIAGE IN PRIMITIVE SOCIETY (2 Vols.)
DIMENSIONS OF MARRIAGE IN PRIMITIVE SOCIETY (2 Vols.)
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VOLUME I
CONTENTS

Editor's Preface
Table of the Chief Additions to the First Edition
Author's Preface

CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTION

Method of inquiry
Typical problems
Primitive thought and culture
Religion in the relations of the sexes, both in ordinary life, marriage ceremonial and sexual crises

THE TABOO IMPOSED CHAPTERS II-IX
CHAPTER II
TABOO

Taboo
Social and sexual taboo
Evil influences
The abnormal and the new
The supernatural character of emotions, of pain, of sickness, and of death
Supernatural danger in human relations

CHAPTER III
SEXUAL TABOO

The relations of man and woman
Sexual taboo
Sexual solidarity and sexual antagonism
Sexual taboo in religion
Sex and occupations
Sexual taboo at sexual crises
The influence of sexual taboo on language
Preliminary analysis of sexual taboo

CHAPTER IV
HUMAN RELATIONS

Evil spirits and material evil influences not distinguished
Anthropomorphism
Possession
Personification and the memory-image
The real and the ideal not distinguished
Human and spiritual influence not distinguished
In sexual and social relations human influence underlines spiritual

CHAPTER V
HUMAN RELATIONS (Continued)

Contract the test of human relations, both sexual and social
Substance and accidents
Material transmission of states ad properties, the basis of sexual and social taboo
Contagion of various human qualities and states
Contagion of degradation, dullness, timidity, stupidity, weakness, effeminacy, pain, sin and crime, sickness and disease, death, beneficence, love, friendship, strength and courage
Contagion by means of parts or properties of the body, clothes, food, various forms of contact, stepping over the shadow, sight or mere proximity
The intention
Oaths and ordeals
The method of ngadhungi

CHAPTER VI
HUMAN RELATIONS (Concluded)

Care of functions and organs
The mutilation of organs
Disgust, uncleanness and shame in connection with sexual and social taboo
Summary of the conceptions which underlie human relations
Their result in primitive morality and etiquette

CHAPTER VII
COMMENSAL RELATION

Contact by means of food
Importance of nutrition
Fasting
Forbidden food
Transmission of properties by food
Magic by means of food
Eating in solitude
Taboos against eating with others
Taboos against eating with the opposite sex at sexual crises
The same in ordinary life

CHAPTER VIII
SEXUAL RELATIONS

Contact by sexual intercourse
Intercourse in secret
Obscenity
Modesty
Fear in sexual intercourse
Magic and the sexual organs
Love-charms
Contagion of weakness and effeminacy
Sexual intercourse regarded as enervating and weakening
The rupture of the bymen
Beliefs concerning the origin of menstruation
The serpent
Seduction by evil spirits in human form
Sun-taboos and their origin
Sexual taboo and purification

CHAPTER IX
SEXUAL RELATIONS (Continued)

Transmission of male and female properties
Women of masculine temperament in male clothes
Women regarded as weak and timid
Priests dressed in women's clothes
Transmission of female weakness by contact
Customs of dressing weak, effeminate and impotent men in women's clothes
Transmission by blood cannot account for all the phenomena
Summary of sexual taboo
Its results in separating the young, both within and without the house
Incest and promiscuity

TABOO REMOVED, CHAPTERS X-XIV
CHAPTER X
THE BREAKING OF TABOO

The breaking of taboo
Avoiding the dangers of taboo by the use of barriers, veils, dummies and substitutes
The sacrifice of a part to preserve the whole
Fasting
Purification from taboo
Methods of removing taboo
Inoculation

CHAPTER XI
THEORY OF UNION

Mutual inoculation and union
The relation of ngia ngiampe
Its use in love, hospitality, friendship, artificial brotherhood, the making of peace and in settling disputes
Exchange of wives
Guilds
Its results in mutual respect and assistance
The taboo resulting from it
Summary of the ngia ngiampe relation
The categories of union and identity
The primitive conception of relationship
Bars to marriage

CHAPTER XII
THEORY OF CHANGE AND EXCHANGE

Disguise
Wearing the dress of the opposite sex
Change of name and of identity
The idea of new life at initiation, at puberty and at periodic festivals
New food
Representatives and substitutes
New dress
Disguise and change pass into exchange
Saturnalia
Exchange of wives
The nature of the kiss
Its history
The breaking of taboo
Union
Duplicates and proxies
Promiscuity
Funeral observances
Scapegoats
War-dances
The nature of the dance
The principle of make-believe in custom, etiquette and punishment

VOLUME II

CHAPTER XIII
CONFIRMATION AND ENGAGEMENT
Puberty and initiation
The dangers of puberty
Taboos against the opposite sex
Change of identity
Initiation
The gift of strength
Food-taboos and fasting
Tutelar deities or guardian spirits
The use of the bullroarer
Moral and physical preparation for marriage
Inoculation and introduction to the other sex
Sympathetic practices
Connection of initiation and marriage
Taboos between betrothed persons
Betrothal by proxy

CHAPTER XIV
MARRIAGE AND ITS CEREMONIES
The meaning and origin of marriage ceremonies
Marriage not a tribal or communistic act but an individualistic one.
Neutralisation of danger
Purification
Ordeals
Exposure to the sun
Weddings at night
Customs of hiding and seclusion
The bridal veil
Protecting the head
Seclusion of the bride and groom, and from each other
Sympathy between those of the same sex
Disguise and change of identity
The False Bride
Doubles
Groomsmen and bridesmaids
Marriage by proxy
Marriage to trees and the like
Various forms of abstinence
Deferring of consummation
Ceremonial defloration
The carrying of bride and bride goom
Sexual antagonism
Sexual resistance and complementary violence the basis of connubial and formal capture
The flight and return
Destruction of property
Criticism of the theory of marriage by capture
Assimilation
The exchange and inversion of clothing
Mutual inoculation and union
Joining hands and the like
Eating and drinking together
Bridal gifts
Criticism of marriage by purchase

SECONDARY TABOO, CHAPTERS XV-XVII

CHAPTER XV
HUSBAND, WIFE AND MOTHER-IN-LAW

Marriage as a state of ngia ngiampe
Analysis of its duties and their sanctions
The custom of avoidance between a man and his mother-in-law
Criticism of theories
Analysis of avoidance between persons related by marriage
Meaning and origin of the mother-in-law avoidance

CHAPTER XVI
PARENTS AND CHILD
Sexual taboo at child-birth
Saturnalia
Twins
The couvade
True and false couvades
Criticism of theories
Meaning and origin of the custom
Connected customs
Teknonymy
Criticism of theories
Meaning and origin of the custom
Renewal of marriage
Customs allied to teknonymy
The giving of the name
Taboos between father and mother and child
Godparents
Other people's children

CHAPTER XVII
THE MARRIAGE SYSTEM
The marriage system
Exogamy
The marriage of near kin
Criticism of theories
Prohibition of incest the origin of exogamy
Historical reconstruction of the origin of exogamy
Terms of relationship
Relationships
The Matriarchal theory
Temporary residence with the wife's family
The bride price
Classificatory system
Criticism of the theory of group-marriage
Individual marriage
Summary
Deities of marriage

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

DIMENSIONS OF MARRIAGE IN PRIMITIVE SOCIETY (2 Vols.)

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VOLUME I
CONTENTS

Editor's Preface
Table of the Chief Additions to the First Edition
Author's Preface

CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTION

Method of inquiry
Typical problems
Primitive thought and culture
Religion in the relations of the sexes, both in ordinary life, marriage ceremonial and sexual crises

THE TABOO IMPOSED CHAPTERS II-IX
CHAPTER II
TABOO

Taboo
Social and sexual taboo
Evil influences
The abnormal and the new
The supernatural character of emotions, of pain, of sickness, and of death
Supernatural danger in human relations

CHAPTER III
SEXUAL TABOO

The relations of man and woman
Sexual taboo
Sexual solidarity and sexual antagonism
Sexual taboo in religion
Sex and occupations
Sexual taboo at sexual crises
The influence of sexual taboo on language
Preliminary analysis of sexual taboo

CHAPTER IV
HUMAN RELATIONS

Evil spirits and material evil influences not distinguished
Anthropomorphism
Possession
Personification and the memory-image
The real and the ideal not distinguished
Human and spiritual influence not distinguished
In sexual and social relations human influence underlines spiritual

CHAPTER V
HUMAN RELATIONS (Continued)

Contract the test of human relations, both sexual and social
Substance and accidents
Material transmission of states ad properties, the basis of sexual and social taboo
Contagion of various human qualities and states
Contagion of degradation, dullness, timidity, stupidity, weakness, effeminacy, pain, sin and crime, sickness and disease, death, beneficence, love, friendship, strength and courage
Contagion by means of parts or properties of the body, clothes, food, various forms of contact, stepping over the shadow, sight or mere proximity
The intention
Oaths and ordeals
The method of ngadhungi

CHAPTER VI
HUMAN RELATIONS (Concluded)

Care of functions and organs
The mutilation of organs
Disgust, uncleanness and shame in connection with sexual and social taboo
Summary of the conceptions which underlie human relations
Their result in primitive morality and etiquette

CHAPTER VII
COMMENSAL RELATION

Contact by means of food
Importance of nutrition
Fasting
Forbidden food
Transmission of properties by food
Magic by means of food
Eating in solitude
Taboos against eating with others
Taboos against eating with the opposite sex at sexual crises
The same in ordinary life

CHAPTER VIII
SEXUAL RELATIONS

Contact by sexual intercourse
Intercourse in secret
Obscenity
Modesty
Fear in sexual intercourse
Magic and the sexual organs
Love-charms
Contagion of weakness and effeminacy
Sexual intercourse regarded as enervating and weakening
The rupture of the bymen
Beliefs concerning the origin of menstruation
The serpent
Seduction by evil spirits in human form
Sun-taboos and their origin
Sexual taboo and purification

CHAPTER IX
SEXUAL RELATIONS (Continued)

Transmission of male and female properties
Women of masculine temperament in male clothes
Women regarded as weak and timid
Priests dressed in women's clothes
Transmission of female weakness by contact
Customs of dressing weak, effeminate and impotent men in women's clothes
Transmission by blood cannot account for all the phenomena
Summary of sexual taboo
Its results in separating the young, both within and without the house
Incest and promiscuity

TABOO REMOVED, CHAPTERS X-XIV
CHAPTER X
THE BREAKING OF TABOO

The breaking of taboo
Avoiding the dangers of taboo by the use of barriers, veils, dummies and substitutes
The sacrifice of a part to preserve the whole
Fasting
Purification from taboo
Methods of removing taboo
Inoculation

CHAPTER XI
THEORY OF UNION

Mutual inoculation and union
The relation of ngia ngiampe
Its use in love, hospitality, friendship, artificial brotherhood, the making of peace and in settling disputes
Exchange of wives
Guilds
Its results in mutual respect and assistance
The taboo resulting from it
Summary of the ngia ngiampe relation
The categories of union and identity
The primitive conception of relationship
Bars to marriage

CHAPTER XII
THEORY OF CHANGE AND EXCHANGE

Disguise
Wearing the dress of the opposite sex
Change of name and of identity
The idea of new life at initiation, at puberty and at periodic festivals
New food
Representatives and substitutes
New dress
Disguise and change pass into exchange
Saturnalia
Exchange of wives
The nature of the kiss
Its history
The breaking of taboo
Union
Duplicates and proxies
Promiscuity
Funeral observances
Scapegoats
War-dances
The nature of the dance
The principle of make-believe in custom, etiquette and punishment

VOLUME II

CHAPTER XIII
CONFIRMATION AND ENGAGEMENT
Puberty and initiation
The dangers of puberty
Taboos against the opposite sex
Change of identity
Initiation
The gift of strength
Food-taboos and fasting
Tutelar deities or guardian spirits
The use of the bullroarer
Moral and physical preparation for marriage
Inoculation and introduction to the other sex
Sympathetic practices
Connection of initiation and marriage
Taboos between betrothed persons
Betrothal by proxy

CHAPTER XIV
MARRIAGE AND ITS CEREMONIES
The meaning and origin of marriage ceremonies
Marriage not a tribal or communistic act but an individualistic one.
Neutralisation of danger
Purification
Ordeals
Exposure to the sun
Weddings at night
Customs of hiding and seclusion
The bridal veil
Protecting the head
Seclusion of the bride and groom, and from each other
Sympathy between those of the same sex
Disguise and change of identity
The False Bride
Doubles
Groomsmen and bridesmaids
Marriage by proxy
Marriage to trees and the like
Various forms of abstinence
Deferring of consummation
Ceremonial defloration
The carrying of bride and bride goom
Sexual antagonism
Sexual resistance and complementary violence the basis of connubial and formal capture
The flight and return
Destruction of property
Criticism of the theory of marriage by capture
Assimilation
The exchange and inversion of clothing
Mutual inoculation and union
Joining hands and the like
Eating and drinking together
Bridal gifts
Criticism of marriage by purchase

SECONDARY TABOO, CHAPTERS XV-XVII

CHAPTER XV
HUSBAND, WIFE AND MOTHER-IN-LAW

Marriage as a state of ngia ngiampe
Analysis of its duties and their sanctions
The custom of avoidance between a man and his mother-in-law
Criticism of theories
Analysis of avoidance between persons related by marriage
Meaning and origin of the mother-in-law avoidance

CHAPTER XVI
PARENTS AND CHILD
Sexual taboo at child-birth
Saturnalia
Twins
The couvade
True and false couvades
Criticism of theories
Meaning and origin of the custom
Connected customs
Teknonymy
Criticism of theories
Meaning and origin of the custom
Renewal of marriage
Customs allied to teknonymy
The giving of the name
Taboos between father and mother and child
Godparents
Other people's children

CHAPTER XVII
THE MARRIAGE SYSTEM
The marriage system
Exogamy
The marriage of near kin
Criticism of theories
Prohibition of incest the origin of exogamy
Historical reconstruction of the origin of exogamy
Terms of relationship
Relationships
The Matriarchal theory
Temporary residence with the wife's family
The bride price
Classificatory system
Criticism of the theory of group-marriage
Individual marriage
Summary
Deities of marriage

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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