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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


Nothing More Serious: Mortgaging and Struggles over Ancestral Land

Parker Shipton

in Mortgaging the Ancestors: Ideologies of Attachment in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116021
eISBN:
9780300152746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116021.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter explores the encounters between claims made to land and positions on land that others associate with their deceased forebears. It looks at the case of Luo, for example, where during Jomo ... More


‘Radioactivity Doesn’t Stop at the Border—and Neither Do We!’: Transnational Networks, Protest, and People

Andrew S. Tompkins

in Better Active than Radioactive!: Anti-Nuclear Protest in 1970s France and West Germany

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198779056
eISBN:
9780191826207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779056.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the networks, patterns, and individuals associated with transnational anti-nuclear protest. During the 1970s, opposition to nuclear power was present across the industrialized ... More


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