Anxious Pleasures: The Sexual Lives of an Amazonian People

Anxious Pleasures The Sexual Lives of an Amazonian People Good fish get dull but sex is always fun So say the Mehinaku people of Brazil But Thomas Gregor shows that sex brings a supreme ambiguity to the villagers lives In their elaborate rituals especially t

  • Title: Anxious Pleasures: The Sexual Lives of an Amazonian People
  • Author: Thomas Gregor
  • ISBN: 9780226307435
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Paperback
  • Good fish get dull but sex is always fun So say the Mehinaku people of Brazil But Thomas Gregor shows that sex brings a supreme ambiguity to the villagers lives In their elaborate rituals especially those practiced by the men in their secret societies the Mehinaku give expression to a system of symbols reminiscent of psychosexual neuroses identified by Freud castrat Good fish get dull but sex is always fun So say the Mehinaku people of Brazil But Thomas Gregor shows that sex brings a supreme ambiguity to the villagers lives In their elaborate rituals especially those practiced by the men in their secret societies the Mehinaku give expression to a system of symbols reminiscent of psychosexual neuroses identified by Freud castration anxiety, Oedipal conflict, fantasies of loss of strength through sex, and a host of others If we look carefully, writes Gregor, we will see reflections of our own sexual nature in the life ways of an ian people The book is illustrated with Mehinaku drawings of ritual texts and myths, as well as with photographs of the villagers taking part in both everyday and ceremonial activities.

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    1 thought on “Anxious Pleasures: The Sexual Lives of an Amazonian People”

    1. I was assigned to read this book for a college anthropology class, and while its content can make you rather uncomfortable, it's well-written and interesting, and it opens your mind to some very different viewpoints.

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