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Different Others of Westermarck and Durkheim

  • Salla Tuomivaara
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Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series book series (PMAES)

Abstract

In this chapter, Westermarck’s and Durkheim’s views on othered human groups, especially women and non-Europeans, so called primitive people, are analysed. In Durkheim’s texts, animals do not have real social life or societies, but all humans are not equally social either: women are less involved in social life than men and they are like this due to their nature, which is different from the nature of men.

Keywords

Othering Human others Primitives Savages Postcolonialism 

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  • Salla Tuomivaara
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  1. 1.HelsinkiFinland

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