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Unwin's book can be viewed in its entirety at the Wayback Machine:

https://archive.org/details/b20442580/page/n7

Unwin's larger set of 80 societies were selected from "primitive" or "uncivilized" (his term) cultures, and his data was therefore limited to the state of ethnographic collections and analyses as of the 1930's (itself "primitive" by today's standards).

The smaller set of 6 "civilized" societies he included were the Sumerians, Babylonians, Hellenes (Greeks), Romans, Anglo-Saxons, and English.

A summary of his final conclusions can be found starting at the bottom of page xiv in the Preface.

Unwin admits to a worldview consistent with 19th century deterministic scientism and an orientation to human behavior that is clearly descended from Freud.

I'll stop with these basic introductory comments and leave it to you to judge how relevant, substantive, and / or perceptive Unwin's work may be.
 

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Unwin's larger set of 80 societies were selected from "primitive" or "uncivilized" (his term) cultures, and his data was therefore limited to the state of ethnographic collections and analyses as of the 1930's (itself "primitive" by today's standards).
I agree that the statistics might be suspect and maybe are totally off. The "Golden Bough" is a great book, but also has not stood the test of time AFAIK.

Something else:

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20191203-should-i-delete-tinder-these-millennials-think-so

It’s a pattern many long-term singles will be familiar with, with other complaints about the app-based dating experience ranging from a lack of matches to too many matches, misleading profiles, safety concerns, racist comments and unwanted explicit content. Not to mention a host of digital behaviours so confusing we’ve had to make up new words for them, from ghosting and catfishing to pigging and orbiting.

While almost half of adults under 35 living in the US and the UK have tried some form of digital dating, and the multibillion-dollar industry increased by 11% in North America between 2014 and the start of 2019, there are growing signs that many would rather not be using these methods. A BBC survey in 2018 found that dating apps are the least preferred way for 16- to 34-year-old Britons to meet someone new.
 

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From a German highway restroom. I try to drink a lot of water when I travel, so I saw a lot of them. These things were everywhere.
Now I'm thinking … someone must have designed this product, found the " right" product name and designed the packaging. That must be a weird feeling, or not? :)
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From a German highway restroom. I try to drink a lot of water when I travel, so I saw a lot of them. These things were everywhere.
Now I'm thinking … someone must have designed this product, found the " right" product name and designed the packaging. That must be a weird feeling, or not? :)
Am I missing something? What's the product?
 

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I 'm reading the book "I love Dick" by Chris Kraus. It's original, but very, very highbrow art-intellectual. The reviews are all over the place:
  • Finally the ordeal of reading a book with this title on public transportation is over. - I had to stop reading this. It feels like I've been tricked into participating in a cruel piece of performance art.
  • I've never read a novel like this before. A blending of the epistolary novel, feminist manifesto, art criticism, tell-all reality-memoir, critical theory, personal essay, and diary.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/243991.I_Love_Dick?from_search=true&qid=LglCAqaL1l&rank=1
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I was inspired to make this recipe tonight and it was very good (I added red wine, Italian herbs and juniper berries). It is true that it needs 45 minutes to simmer, but I used that time differently than the book suggests :)
 

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I've just finished part 3 of Karl Ove Knausgaard's "My struggle". https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22501022-my-struggle?from_search=true&qid=qbCK54jHB5&rank=1
Interesting but not entirely my taste. But there were some really interesting and good parts. One of them triggered a memory:

My thinking on these evenings: anything can happen. I liked just dashing around, coming across the unexpected ~ objects, features, situations. The huts that had been erected in the forest above the pontoons, they were empty in the evening, the windows were lit and we peered in. Were
they porn mags lying there? Yes, they were. No one dared to smash a window and go in and take them, but now all of a sudden it was a possibility, and we knew someone would do it soon, perhaps even we would.


This was a time when one morning there could be a centrefold from a porn magazine lying in the road outside the house. This was a time when you could find porn mags in the ditches, in fields and under bridges. Who had left them there we had no idea, they were scattered as if by
God’s hand, a part of nature like wood anemones, catkins, swollen streams or rain-smooth rocks. And the elements marked them too: they were either spongy with moisture or bone dry or the paper had cracked after having dried out again, often they were sun-faded, soil-stained and discoloured.

A thrill went through me when I thought about the magazines. It had nothing to do with the way we talked about them - we
talked tough, we laughed and ogled them greedily - but the thrill lay somewhere else, so deep that rational thought never reached it.


This could have been in the '70's and in these times I also found these magazines in our city parks, randomly, while playing innocent games with schoolmates (hide-and-seek, cowboys-and-Indians, that kind of thing …). Once I even found a gay magazine, although at that time I had no idea what I was looking at. I had little idea of sex then and certainly not gay sex. So this brought back memories. In later years I never stumbled upon these magazines again in the wild, not even during urban exploration of weird places.
 

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Titty-mags, such as Parade, were thoughtfully provided for all barbers' male customers, back in the sixties, regardless of age. Ironically, Tit-Bits was, I think, titty-free. I don't think I ever, accidentally, stumbled across any filthy mags as a kid, certainly never in the hedgerows, where they were reputed to grow! Some relatively-mild ones were, daringly, brought into school by naughty boys. It was around the period that "full frontal" started to be used as a slogan.

My first exposure to relatively hard-core pornographic images would have been during a vacation-job, when I was all of 19! I took a job valeting cars in a local garage, where the workers' den was plastered with gynecological lewdness in high definition. Eating your sandwiches in this "butcher's shop" was a right-of-passage, I suppose. The only remarks made about the origin-of-mankind were highly disparaging.
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Tit-Bits was, I think, titty-free.
Did you know... (I'm sure you do, being you) that Tit-Bits was a popular and respectable magazine, founded in 1881 and still enough of a household name in 1949 to be featured in a major plot-twist at the end of the 1949 black comedy epic Kind Hearts and Coronets?

OK then, Smartarse - which British actor, later to become hugely famous, played the Tit-Bits journalist?
He spoke his single line and pronounced the magazine title with total dignity. Hilarious.
 

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Did you know... (I'm sure you do, being you) that Tit-Bits was a popular and respectable magazine, founded in 1881 and still enough of a household name in 1949 to be featured in a major plot-twist at the end of the 1949 black comedy epic Kind Hearts and Coronets?

OK then, Smartarse - which British actor, later to become hugely famous, played the Tit-Bits journalist?
He spoke his single line and pronounced the magazine title with total dignity. Hilarious.
Ooh I know! It was Arthur Lowe wasn’t it?
 

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I've just finished part 3 of Karl Ove Knausgaard's "My struggle". https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22501022-my-struggle?from_search=true&qid=qbCK54jHB5&rank=1
Interesting but not entirely my taste. But there were some really interesting and good parts. One of them triggered a memory:

This could have been in the '70's and in these times I also found these magazines in our city parks, randomly, while playing innocent games with schoolmates (hide-and-seek, cowboys-and-Indians, that kind of thing …). Once I even found a gay magazine, although at that time I had no idea what I was looking at. I had little idea of sex then and certainly not gay sex. So this brought back memories. In later years I never stumbled upon these magazines again in the wild, not even during urban exploration of weird places.
In the early 70s there used to be a small derelict building on the Old Nairn Road outside Inverness - it was just after a railway bridge and right on the edge of the Moray Firth.
We used to find porn mags stashed in there and often there were rather saucy polaroid photos.
The mags and photos were always in a tatty condition and often new tatty ones would turn up.
 

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