Aginsky, B. W.. Psychopathic trends in culture

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Title: Psychopathic trends in culture

Published in: Character and personality -- Vol. 7

Published By: Character and personality -- Vol. 7 Durham, N. C., (U.S.A.): Duke University Press, 1939. 331-343 p.

By line: Burt W. Aginsky

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Pomo (NS18)

Subjects: Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Drives and emotions (152); Social personality (156); Personality traits (157); Ethos (181); Norms (183); Ecstatic religious practices (786);

Abstract: This work, written by B. W. Aginsky, a professional anthropologist at the College of the City of New York, draws upon the author's background in both anthropology and psychology to present to the reader some aspects of the northern California Pomo Indian culture, as derived from the attitudes of the people themselves and the patterned behavior they exhibit in their society. This study is primarily concerned with the psychological building up of tensions and pressures within the society, their release through various forms of orgiastic behavior, and the reactions to and control of such behavior by the members of the society as viewed from the institutionalized patterned context of the Pomo culture.

Document Number: 11

Document ID: ns18-011

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: 1934-1936

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 1960

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: northern California, United States

LCSH: Pomo Indians


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