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Consuming grief : compassionate cannibalism in an Amazonian society

Author: Beth A Conklin
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores Wari' conceptions of person, body, and spirit, as well as indigenous understandings of memory and emotion, to explain why the Wari' felt that corpses must be destroyed and why they preferred  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beth A Conklin
ISBN: 9780292712324 0292712324 9780292712362 0292712367
OCLC Number: 600552713
Notes: First paperback ed.
Description: 285 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: AcknowledgmentsAbout the Artist and IllustrationsA Note on OrthographyIntroductionPart I: Contexts Chapter One: Cannibal EpistemologiesChapter Two: Wari' WorldsChapter Three: Cultural CollisionsPart II: Motifs and Motives Chapter Four: FuneralsChapter Five: Explanations of EatingPart III: Bodily Connections Chapter Six: Social AnatomyChapter Seven: Embodied IdentitiesChapter Eight: Burning SorrowPart IV: Eat and Be Eaten Chapter Nine: Predator and PreyChapter Ten: Hunting the AncestorsChapter Eleven: Transforming GriefAfterwordAppendix A: The Story of Mortuary Cannibalism's OriginAppendix B: The Story of Hujin and OrotapanNotesReferencesIndex
Responsibility: Beth A. Conklin.

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