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Concerning Violence: A Backward Journey into Maori Anthropophagy

Gananath Obeyesekere

in Cannibal Talk: The Man-Eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in the South Seas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243071
eISBN:
9780520938311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243071.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses the change in the orientation of Maori anthropophagy and the shift in the orientation of British cannibalism from a generalized fantasy to a tradition of seafaring ... More


The Disturbing Theses

Katja Maria Vogt

in Law, Reason, and the Cosmic City: Political Philosophy in the Early Stoa

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195320091
eISBN:
9780199869657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320091.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Early Stoic political philosophy is misrepresented in the sources—as recommending such practices as anthropophagy and incest—mostly because of the large role that the Sceptics had in transmitting the ... More


Conclusion

Gananath Obeyesekere

in Cannibal Talk: The Man-Eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in the South Seas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243071
eISBN:
9780520938311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243071.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This concluding chapter discusses a few issues that might have not been clear in the preceding chapters. It begins with the assumption that Polynesia comprises a large cultural area showing ... More


Cannibal Talk: The Man-Eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in the South Seas

Gananath Obeyesekere

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243071
eISBN:
9780520938311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243071.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In this re-examination of the notion of cannibalism, the author offers the argument that cannibalism is mostly “cannibal talk,” a discourse on the Other engaged in by both indigenous peoples and ... More


The Later Fate of Heads: Cannibalism, Decapitation, and Capitalism

Gananath Obeyesekere

in Cannibal Talk: The Man-Eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in the South Seas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243071
eISBN:
9780520938311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243071.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter focuses on the second trajectory of heads. It traces the fate of heads alongside the immediate history of the fragile practice known as “Maori cannibalism.” The chapter aims to ... More


Cannibal Feasts in Nineteenth-Century Fiji: Seamen’s Yarns and the Ethnographic Imagination

Gananath Obeyesekere

in Cannibal Talk: The Man-Eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in the South Seas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243071
eISBN:
9780520938311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243071.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter focuses on nineteenth-century Fiji. It discusses its anthropophagy, its cannibalism, and its political developments in the early nineteenth century. The first section of the chapter ... More


Nourishing the Parent with One’s Own Flesh

JIMMY YU

in Sanctity and Self-Inflicted Violence in Chinese Religions, 1500-1700

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199844906
eISBN:
9780199949564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844906.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the practice of gegu or “slicing a piece of flesh from one’s thigh,” which was a ritualized practice of using one’s own flesh to make healing medicine for sick parents, or ... More


“Consumption, was it?”: Joyce and Cannibalism

Thomas Jackson Rice

in Cannibal Joyce

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032191
eISBN:
9780813038810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032191.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter is not concerned with the recoveries of the repressed to expose cannibalism and the near obsession the mass culture during the twentieth century. This chapter rather looks at James ... More


Eating Animals-Eating God-Eating Man: Variations on the Last Supper, or, the Cultural Techniques of Communion

Bernhard Siegert

in Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263752
eISBN:
9780823268962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263752.003.0003
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter investigates the cultural techniques that constitute the shared meal as a ritual of community founding (for which the Last Supper provides the model for Christian-occidental culture). ... More


Appearing under Erasure: Of War, Disappearance, and the Contretemps

Allen Feldman

in Administering Interpretation: Derrida, Agamben, and the Political Theology of Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823283798
eISBN:
9780823285921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823283798.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Derrida distinguishes the accidental contretemps—the singular accidentality of the accident—from the essential contretemps; the latter is the “nonaccidental” accident. As a structuring anomaly the ... More


Meeting the Other, Eating the Other: Klezmer as a Contact Zone

Magdalena Waligórska

in Klezmer’s Afterlife: An Ethnography of the Jewish Music Revival in Poland and Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199995790
eISBN:
9780199346424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199995790.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter introduces the framework of cultural translation and cultural anthropophagy (de Andrade) as a counter-paradigm to the framework of appropriation presented in the previous chapters. It ... More


A Pedagogy for Modernity: Brazilian Modernism and Heitor Villa-Lobos Revisited

Sandro R. Barros

in Behind the Masks of Modernism: Global and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061641
eISBN:
9780813051208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061641.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter demonstrates the dynamic cultural and racial mixing of post-independence Brazil. This offers a stunning backdrop for inquiry into modernism’s occasional collusion with oppressive ... More


Food for Dogs

Franco Cristiana

in Shameless

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520273405
eISBN:
9780520957428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273405.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter offers an interpretation about the dog's necrophagy by focusing on the prevalent image of the dog as a devourer of corpses in the Homeric poems Iliad and Odyssey and its scavenging ... More


The Passover of Animality

Emmanuel Falque

in The Wedding Feast of the Lamb: Eros, the Body, and the Eucharist

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823270408
eISBN:
9780823270446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270408.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that animality, present and offered in the bread of the eucharist, also awaits its Passover; indeed, it awaits its metamorphosis into a humanity that will recognize its divine ... More


A Culinary Cosmos

Thomas O. Höllmann

in The Land of the Five Flavors: A Cultural History of Chinese Cuisine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161862
eISBN:
9780231536547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161862.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the culinary diversity of Chinese cuisine. Roughly speaking, Chinese regional cooking can be observed in four distinct areas. The eastern part of China is predominantly ... More


Cannibalism in Modern Japanese Literature

Tomoko Aoyama

in Reading Food in Modern Japanese Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832858
eISBN:
9780824868925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832858.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the theme of cannibalism in serious and popular novels. The texts discussed include a variety of genres, and the representations of anthropophagy within them vary widely: ... More


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