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Il Ramo d'oro come viaggio dell'identificazione
La Ricerca Folklorica
No. 10, I frutti del Ramo d'oro James G. Frazer e le eredità dell'antropologia (Oct., 1984), pp. 9-23
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Though rapidly rejected by critics from a historical standpoint The Golden Bough in fact contains a great wealth and semantic complexity which can only be understood through techniques of textual analysis. Frazer's work is analyzed in an attempt to collect discursive procedures, logical processes and figures of speech. The text is seen to be "primitive" since the writer's thoughts reflect the very subject he is thinking of (e.g. the analogical concept). Going beyond the many levels and ways in which the reading can be interpreted, the nucleus of The Golden Bough is identified in the portrayal of death as the foundation of history and culture.
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