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Cannibalism and the Colonial World

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Peter Hulme, William Arens, Gananath Obeyeskere, Sergio Luiz Prado Bellei, Luis Madureira, Graham Huggan, John Kraniauskas, Marina Warner, Jerry Phillips, Crystal Bartolovich, Maggie Kilgour
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  • Date Published: August 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521629089

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  • In Cannibalism and the Colonial World, an international team of specialists from a variety of disciplines discusses the historical and cultural significance of Western fascination with the topic of cannibalism. Addressing the image as it appears in a series of texts--popular culture, film, literature, travel writing and anthropology--the essays range from classical times to contemporary critical discourse. This group of literary and anthropological scholars places the discussion of cannibalism in the context of postcolonial and cultural studies.

    • Contributors include William Arens, author of The Man-Eating Myth
    • Proceedings of specially organised and prestigious Essex symposium on a very topical theme in postcolonial studies
    • Interdisciplinary approach with anthropologists, literary scholars, art historians
    • Covers wide range of geographical sites and ranges from classical to contemporary times
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    "...Cannibalism and the Colonial World makes significant contributions to the critical analysis of key problems in current academic debates such as the political and epistemological authority of anthropology, the representation of otherness in classic colonialism and modern (neo)colonialism, different attitudes towards cultural influence and modernization, and the strong relations that the cannibal trope has with major postmodern topics like consumption, and the globalization process."
    -Carlos Jauregui, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521629089
    • length: 324 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: The cannibal scene Peter Hulme
    2. Rethinking anthropophagy William Arens
    3. Cannibal feasts in nineteenth-century Fiji: seamen's yarns and the ethnographic imagination Gananath Obeyesekere
    4. Brazilian anthropophagy revisited Sergio Luiz Prado Bellei
    5. Lapses in taste: 'cannibal-tropicalist' cinema and the Brazilian aesthetic of underdevelopment Luis Madureira
    6. Ghost stories, bone flutes, cannibal countermemory Graham Huggan
    7. Cronos and the political economy of vampirism: notes on a historical constellation John Kraniauskas
    8. Fee fie fo fum: the child in the jaws of the story Marina Warner
    9. Cannibalism qua capitalism: the metaphorics of accumulation in Marx, Conrad, Shakespeare and Marlowe Jerry Phillips
    10. Consumerism, or the cultural logic of late cannibalism Crystal Bartolovich
    11. The function of cannibalism at the present time Maggie Kilgour.

  • Editors

    Francis Barker, University of Essex

    Peter Hulme, University of Essex

    Margaret Iversen, University of Essex


    Peter Hulme, William Arens, Gananath Obeyeskere, Sergio Luiz Prado Bellei, Luis Madureira, Graham Huggan, John Kraniauskas, Marina Warner, Jerry Phillips, Crystal Bartolovich, Maggie Kilgour

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