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Géza Róheim

Róheim, Géza, 1891–1953, Hungarian anthropologist and psychoanalyst. He was educated at the universities of Leipzig, Berlin, and Budapest (Ph.D., 1914). From 1928 to 1931 he did fieldwork in central Australia, in Duau (Normanby Island), and in the SW United States. In 1939 he entered private psychoanalytic practice in New York City. Róheim was a creator of the first rank in the field of psychoanalytic study of society and culture and in the field of personality problems. His books include The Origin and Function of Culture (1943), Psychoanalysis and Anthropology (1950), and The Gates of the Dream (1952).

See study by P. A. Robinson (1969).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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