Cannibalism and the Colonial World / Edition 1

Cannibalism and the Colonial World / Edition 1

by Francis Barker
     
 

ISBN-10: 052162908X

ISBN-13: 9780521629089

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521629089
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Series:
Cultural Margins Series, #5
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
309
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

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.

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