Cultural Zoo: Animals in the Human Mind and its Sublimation by Salman Akhtar,Vamik D. Volkan PDF

By Salman Akhtar,Vamik D. Volkan

'This booklet is a huge contribution to tradition and to the psychoanalytic literature. The authors discover how animals, either wild and domesticated, have robust symbolic meanings in our psyches, mythology, faith, literature, artwork, track, and pop culture. From the prehistoric paintings of Lascaux to Picasso, from The Fly to the yank eagle, the psychoanalytic perceptions are refined and suggestive, the classy, movie, and nationwide insights are a delight.'-Peter Loewenberg, Dean, Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute, Professor of heritage and Political Psychology, UCLA'Our cousins - the animals - swarm, creep, fly, swim, and move slowly all approximately us, even sharing our homes and infesting bodies. We hunt them, breed, them, dress ourselves with them, and devour them for dinner (as they usually do to us). They populate our literature, myths, religions, arts, our language and its metaphors, they usually hang-out our subconscious fantasies and our desires. The profoundest, fiercest, and so much intimate urges and emotions inside of us are our animal passions and instincts. The parade of animals that accompany us via this existence is held up for evaluate and appreciation in those pleasant essays, all of which proportion a commitment to the knowledge of human lifestyles and tradition in the course of the lens of psychoanalytic concept in its manifold diversity.'- Robert A. Paul, PhD, Candler Professor of Anthropology and Dean, Emory College

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