Essays Tagged: "Primitive Culture"

Religion - Animism

y and the British anthropologist Sir Edward Burnett Tylor, who described the origin of religion and primitive beliefs in terms of animism.In Primitive Culture (1871) Tylor defined animism as the gener ... religions, from the simplest to the most complex, involve some form of animism. According to Tylor, primitive peoples, defined as those without written traditions, believe that spirits or souls are th ...

(2 pages) 67 1 2.4 Aug/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Primitive Religion, a description of ancient religion

"Primitive religion is a name given to the religious beliefs and practices of those traditional, ofte ... re somehow less complex than the religions of "advanced", "civilized", or "modern" society.The term primitive religion unjustly represents a great deal of beliefs and customs that simply cannot be shr ... e basic category. There is a diverse multiplicity of myths, rituals, and beliefs among the various "primitive" religions throughout the world. However, most primitive religions share some interesting ...

(5 pages) 135 0 3.8 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Is totemism a religion? An analysis of Emile Durkheim's view of totemism in 'The Elementary Forms of Religion'

sals between all religions. Durkheim sets his focus on Australian totemism, because it is the most "primitive culture" with the most resources available. From Durkheim's perspective, the basis of tote ... with the lack of a god or gods. " Finally, that which we propose to study in this work is the most primitive and simple religion which it is possible to find ( Durkheim 176)." Durkheim clearly consid ...

(8 pages) 127 0 3.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Immanuel Kant's Critique of Judgment, Friedrich Schiller's On the Aesthetic Education of Man, and Edward Tylor's Primitive Culture

's Critique of Judgment, Friedrich Schiller's On the Aesthetic Education of Man, and Edward Tylor's Primitive Culture, all three writers explore the origins of subjective aesthetic culture and its rel ... es the value of subjectivity as a driving force in creating both a culture and a society.In Tylor's Primitive Culture, he states that culture is the whole of society that encompasses the arts as well ...

(8 pages) 103 0 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

"Are traits transmitted from parents to children physical only or can they be cultural as well?" Explain

term was first used in this way by the pioneer English Anthropologist Edward B. Tylor in his book, Primitive Culture, published in 1871. Tylor said that culture is "that complex whole which includes ...

(2 pages) 40 2 3.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

The Relationship Between Art and Culture

E.B. Tyler, world famous anthropologist from Oxford University in England, discussed the culture of primitive people. Before the writing of his book, Primitive Culture, never before had culture been a ...

(3 pages) 62 0 2.3 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

How does Okara in "Piano and Drums" respond to the two types of different music and instruments?

violent and raw: "bleeding flesh", "pounce" and "blood ripples". These words show the wildness and primitive culture of the African way. The names of wild animals show the danger of the open and the ... t freely with no boundaries. Okara shows that there are no restrictions in this life and enjoys the primitive culture which is close to heart and in his blood.Contrast to the choice of diction used to ...

(4 pages) 35 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

The History Of Dance

prolonged repetition of the basic movements. In the leap dance of Africa, in the whirling dances of primitive Asian tribes, or in the convulsive dancing of the shoman cultures, the purpose was the sam ... e ritual dance of many ancient civilizations""Egypt, and Greek empire both link between the past of primitive dance and the future forms of their respective folk-dance culture. Ethnic dance was basica ...

(6 pages) 15 0 5.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers