Cannibalism and the Colonial World

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Francis Barker, Peter Hulme, Margaret Iversen
Cambridge University Press, Aug 6, 1998 - History - 309 pages
In Cannibalism and the Colonial World, published in 1998, an international team of specialists from a variety of disciplines - anthropology, literature, art history - 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. Cannibalism and the Colonial World examines western fascination with the figure of the cannibal and how this has impacted on the representation of the non-western world. This group of literary and anthropological scholars analyses the way cannibalism continues to exist as a term within colonial discourse and places the discussion of cannibalism in the context of postcolonial and cultural studies.
 

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Contents

Rethinking anthropophagy
39
Brazilian anthropophagy revisited
87
cannibaltropicalist cinema
110
Ghost stories bone flutes cannibal
126
the child in the jaws of the story
158
Consumerism or the cultural logic of late
204
The function of cannibalism at the present time
238
Notes
260
References
284
Index
304
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