CANNIBALISM AND THE COLONIAL WORLD by Francis BarkerCANNIBALISM AND THE COLONIAL WORLD by Francis Barker

CANNIBALISM AND THE COLONIAL WORLD

EditorFrancis Barker, Peter Hulme, Margaret Iversen

Paperback | August 13, 1998

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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.
Title:CANNIBALISM AND THE COLONIAL WORLDFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.71 inPublished:August 13, 1998Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:052162908X

ISBN - 13:9780521629089

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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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"...Cannibalism and the Colonial World makes significant contributions to the critical analysis of key problems in current academic debates such as the political and epistemological authority of anthropology, the representation of otherness in classic colonialism and modern (neo)colonialism, different attitudes towards cultural influence and modernization, and the strong relations that the cannibal trope has with major postmodern topics like consumption, and the globalization process." -Carlos Jauregui, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies