Looking in turn at contexts and debates and Tylor beyond the canon, they consider such topics as the debate between Tylor and Andrew Lang over the theory of primitive monotheism: implications for contemporary studies of indigenous religions, theorizing from the 19th to the 20th centuries about myth in Britain and Germany: Tylor versus Blumenberg, Tylor as ethnographer, necromancy as a religion: Tylor's discussion of spiritualism in Primitive Culture
and in his diary, and deconstructing the survival in Primitive Culture
: from memes to dreams and bricolage.
Prior to the 1970s, traditional Aboriginal creative expression was primarily of interest only to anthropologists, as examples of primitive culture
The approach stays true to Shakespeare in abstracting the action from any specific time period, but the actors will wear fairly contemporary clothing (actors in Shakespeare's time wore the clothing of their era, says Epstein) that suggests a primitive culture
Until then, there is no hope for nation building when aspiring national leaders bent on ideology of primitive culture
of traditional revenge killings--a culture that perpetuate the cycle of violence.
A man from a primitive culture
who sees an automobile might guess that it was powered by the wind or by an antelope hidden under the car, but when he opens up the hood and sees the engine he immediately realizes that it was designed.
They deduce that it might have been how a primitive culture
would have described a sophisticated machine.
An interesting chronological table in the front matter lists the selections by date, beginning with an 1871 excerpt on animism from a book titled Primitive Culture
by Edward B.
It was wrecked by the deliberate exploitation of the primitive culture
by revolutionary members of the civilized one for the purpose of undermining and bringing down the Western Christian world they despised, employing the most simple, and simply efficient, tool available to them at the time--a primitive, popular art form of the early 20th century, whose demonic properties were suspected by many of their contemporaries, but recognized most completely by themselves.
He bequeathed a definition of culture--"Culture, or civilization, taken in its broad, ethnographic sense, is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society"--on the first page of his 1871 Primitive Culture
that was and in many ways remains the touchstone definition for the discipline.
It will improve the primitive culture
, lifestyle and tradition of the mountainous valley Bhaderwah.
Levi-Strauss wasn't an armchair anthropologist, at least not at the outset, and didn't reinvent primitive culture
off the top of his shelves, as Emile Durkheim and Marcel Mauss, founders of the French school of sociology, had done.
The story's ethnographic dimension, its invocation of an imagined primitive culture
, has received relatively little critical scrutiny, especially in relation to its more salient representation of nonnormative sexuality.