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Cannibal talk : the man-eating myth and human sacrifice in the South Seas / Gananath Obeyesekere.

Author/Creator:
Obeyesekere, Gananath.
Publication:
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2005.
Format/Description:
Book
xx, 320 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Cannibalism.
Contents:
Introduction: Anthropology and the maneating myth
"British cannibals" : dialogical misunderstandings in the South Seas
Concerning violence : a backward journey into Maori anthropophagy
Savage indignation : cannibalism and the parodic
The later fate of heads : cannibalism, decapitation, and capitalism
Cannibal feasts in nineteenth century Fiji : seamen's yarns and the ethnographic imagination
Narratives of the self : Chevalier Peter Dillon's cannibal adventures
On quartering and cannibalism and the discourses of savagism
Conclusion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-309) and index.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
2005
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0520243072 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520243080 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
56111856
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