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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


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