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The Golden Bough by James George Frazer
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Oct 02, 2010

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Interesting read - early anthropology, in many ways ahead of its time. This is not a book which wholly denigrates the 'primitive' peoples who make up a large part of its subject, but which locates them at times closer to nature - and to some form of reality - than modern Western man. Yes, it still essentialises them, places them in the ethnographic past, but it does not deny their fundamental worth and impact.

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