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Cannibal talk : the man-eating myth and human sacrifice in the South Seas

Author: Gananath Obeyesekere
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005.
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Considers how colonial intrusion produced a complex self-fulfilling prophecy whereby the fantasy of cannibalism became a reality as natives on occasion began to eat both Europeans and their own  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Obeyesekere, Gananath.
Cannibal talk.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004018117
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gananath Obeyesekere
ISBN: 0520243072 9780520243071 0520243080 9780520243088
OCLC Number: 928577224
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 320 p.) : ill
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 --
Responsibility: Gananath Obeyesekere.


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