The Anatomy of Envy: A Study in Symbolic Behavior [and Comments and Reply]

  title={The Anatomy of Envy: A Study in Symbolic Behavior [and Comments and Reply]},
  author={G. Foster and R. Apthorpe and H. Bernard and Bernard Bock and J. Brogger and J. K. Brown and Stephen C. Cappannari and J. Cuisenier and R. D'Andrade and J. Faris and Susan Freeman and P. Kolenda and M. Maccoby and S. Messing and Isidoro Moreno-Navarro and J. Paddock and Harriet R. Reynolds and J. Ritchie and Vera St. Erlich and Joel S. Saviahinsky and J. Seddon and Francis Lee Utley and B. Whiting},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={165 - 202}
  • G. Foster, R. Apthorpe, +20 authors B. Whiting
  • Published 1972
  • Sociology
  • Current Anthropology
  • Envy is a pan-human phenomenon, universally feared, at least subconsciously, as a particularly dangerous emotion, since it implies hostility and aggression capable of destroying individuals and even societies. Especially in Western society, man has rather successfully repressed his true feelings about envy, which he is taught is the most shameful and reprehensible of all emotions. But even while denying it, man in all cultures has found devices, most but not all of which are symbolic, to cope… CONTINUE READING
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