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Author Durkheim, Émile, 1858-1917.
Title Formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse. English
The elementary forms of religious life / Emile Durkheim ; translated by Carol Cosman ; abridged with an introduction and notes by Mark S. Cladis.
Imprint Oxford New York : Oxford University Press, [2001]
©2001

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  GN470 .D813 2001    AVAILABLE  
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  GN470 .D813 2001    AVAILABLE  
Series Oxford world's classics.
Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Subject Religion.
Totemism.
Alt Name Cosman, Carol.
Cladis, Mark Sydney.
Description xli, 358 pages : maps ; 20 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0192832557 (pbk.)
OCLC # 46619277
Table of Contents
 Introduction 
 Note on the Text 
 Select Bibliography 
 A Chronology of Emile Durkheim 
 Map 
 The Elementary Forms of Religious Life 
 Introduction3
 1A Definition of the Religious Phenomenon and of Religion25
 2The Leading Conceptions of Elementary Religion: I. Animism47
 3The Leading Conceptions of Elementary Religion: II. Naturism63
 4Totemism as Elementary Religion: Historical Review of the Question, Method of Treating It76
 1Central Totemic Beliefs: I. The Totem as Name and Emblem87
 2Central Totemic Beliefs: II. The Totemic Animal and Man101
 3Central Totemic Beliefs: III. The Cosmological System of Totemism and the Notion of Genus109
 4Central Totemic Beliefs: IV. The Individual Totem and the Sexual Totem121
 5The Origins of These Beliefs: I. A Critical Examination of the Theories126
 6The Origins of These Beliefs: II. The Notion of the Totemic Principle or Mana, and the Idea of Force140
 7The Origins of These Beliefs: III. The Genesis of the Notion of the Totemic Principle or Mana153
 8The Notion of Soul183
 9The Notion of Spirits and Gods203
 1The Negative Cult and its Functions: Ascetic Rites221
 2The Positive Cult: I. The Element of Sacrifice243
 3The Positive Cult: II. Mimetic Rites and the Principle of Causality261
 4The Positive Cult: III. Representative of Commemorative Rites276
 5Piacular Rites and the Ambiguity of the Notion of the Sacred289
 Conclusion310
AppSelect List of Anthropologists and Ethnologists who Informed Durkheim's Work344
 Explanatory Notes345
 Index351