Cannibalism and the Colonial World (Cultural Margins)

Cannibalism and the Colonial World (Cultural Margins)

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Margaret Iversen Edited by Francis Barker
Cambridge University Press, 8/6/1998
EAN 9780521621182, ISBN10: 0521621186

Hardcover, 324 pages, 21.6 x 14 x 2.2 cm
Language: English

In Cannibalism and the Colonial World, published in 1998, an international team of specialists from a variety of disciplines - anthropology, literature, art history - 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. Cannibalism and the Colonial World examines western fascination with the figure of the cannibal and how this has impacted on the representation of the non-western world. This group of literary and anthropological scholars analyses the way cannibalism continues to exist as a term within colonial discourse and places the discussion of cannibalism in the context of postcolonial and cultural studies.

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.

'Ambitious, wide-ranging and coherent. This is clearly a major contribution to the study of the European imperial legacy.' Anthony Pagden, Johns Hopkins University