totemism


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to·tem·ism

(tō'tĕm-izm),
Belief in a kinship with, or a mystical relationship between, a group (or person) and a totem.
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Today, totemism, with its symbolim, is viewed as a culturally variable phenomenon (Levi-Strauss, 1963), and not as a general stage of man' cultural development (Haekel, 1986).
This new book includes the stories: The First Totem Pole, The Transition of Totemism, The Alligator and the Hunter, The End of the First World, Mistakes of Old Man, The Race of the Antelope and Deer, The Badger and the Bear, The Ball Game between the Birds and the Animals, They That Chase After the Bear, Beaver and Muskrat, Honeyed Words Can't Sweeten Evil, Ghost Stallion, Hummingbird Brings Back Tobacco, Why Porcupine Has Quills (Anishnaabe), Coyote Kills the Prairie Dogs, Why the Salmon Come to the Squamish Waters, The Seagulls and the Whiskey Jacks, and many more.
Leaving issues with the anthropological tradition aside--though I will mention the encrypted and perhaps unintended analogy offered at the beginning of the book, between the collapsed twin towers and the 'two solitudes' of the 'twin disciplines' of anthropology and sociology (1-2)--there is a problem with Riley's deployment of Robert Bellah's concept of 'civil religion,' which is not fully compatible with Riley's interpretive framing of Flight 93 memorialization and the 'myth of America' through the notions of totemism and nationalism.
Indigenous knowledge and ecology: Tonga totemism and taboos as an environmental management policy.
The former, John Cinnamon's treatment of fetishism and totemism, introduces readers to the life and work of "two Africanist missionaries," Robert Nassau and Henri Trilles, and their insights and contributions to "anthropological knowledge production about African religious practices" (105).
Theories that have been postulated over the years include that the art represents symbols specific to hunting rituals, totemism, and/or shamanism.
But this imperils the safe transmission of knowledge; and it is for this very reason that one will not find irony or symbolism (as distinct from totemism) or any other such overly subtle connotative modes of communication in heavily orally-inflected films.
Chapters discuss everything from totemism and names to changes of Anglo-Saxon names, names influenced by place, and even early French names.
Sur le site du Musee canadien des civilisations, on peut lire une courte autobiographie de Barbeau dans laquelle il a admis qu'effectivement, l'oeuvre de Frazer, et notamment Totemism, a ete importante dans sa decouverte de l'ethnologie.
(1999) 'The Mount Kare python and his gold: totemism and ecology in the Papua New Guinea Highlands', American Anthropologist 101 (1): 68-87.