Egos and ogres: aspects of psychosexual development and cannibalistic demons in Central Australia

Ute Eickelkamp

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    Abstract

    The paper explores from a psychoanalytic point of view some of the many ethnographic references to cannibalistic figures in Aboriginal societies of the Central and Western parts of Australia. The purpose is to show how dynamics of splitting originating in early infancy (love-aggression, incorporation- expulsion, inside-outside, self-other) continue to exist in culture-specific expressions of cannibalistic fantasies and incestuous desires.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)161-189
    Number of pages29
    JournalOceania
    Volume74
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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