Cannibalism and Human Sacrifice

Author: Garry Hogg

Publisher: Nonsuch Publishing, Limited

ISBN: 9781845883850

Category: Cannibalism

Page: 192

View: 559

Presents a record of the barbaric and grisly phenomenon of cannibalism, the practice of which has been recorded throughout history in almost every part of the world. This book provides an account of the primitive customs reported by travellers and anthropologists amongst the peoples of the Pacific Islands, South America, Africa, and other places.

Cannibal Talk

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

Author: Gananath Obeyesekere

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520938311

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

View: 2564

In this radical reexamination of the notion of cannibalism, Gananath Obeyesekere offers a fascinating and convincing argument that cannibalism is mostly "cannibal talk," a discourse on the Other engaged in by both indigenous peoples and colonial intruders that results in sometimes funny and sometimes deadly cultural misunderstandings. Turning his keen intelligence to Polynesian societies in the early periods of European contact and colonization, Obeyesekere deconstructs Western eyewitness accounts, carefully examining their origins and treating them as a species of fiction writing and seamen's yarns. Cannibalism is less a social or cultural fact than a mythic representation of European writing that reflects much more the realities of European societies and their fascination with the practice of cannibalism, he argues. And while very limited forms of cannibalism might have occurred in Polynesian societies, they were largely in connection with human sacrifice and carried out by a select community in well-defined sacramental rituals. Cannibal Talk considers how the colonial intrusion produced a complex self-fulfilling prophecy whereby the fantasy of cannibalism became a reality as natives on occasion began to eat both Europeans and their own enemies in acts of "conspicuous anthropophagy."

Cannibalism in Cross Cultural Perspective

Author: David A. Ezzo

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1598586068

Category: History

Page: 48

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The central purpose of this book is to show that cannibalism has been practiced under certain conditions in a variety of cultures throughout the world. Twenty-five different cultures are presented in this book. The types of cannibalism covered include: exo-cannibalism, judicial, survival, endocannibalism, human sacrifice, biting, infanticide, funeral, slave, and Windigo and cannibalism. The origins and philosophy of cannibalism as well as cannibalism's relationship with food taboos and religion are also discussed. David A. Ezzo has been involved with the study of Native American Indian history and culture for over twenty-five years. His interest in the subject matter frist began when he earned his Indian Lore merit badge from Mr. Ronald P. Koch when he was 15 years old. His interest in the topic continued when he served as an Indian Lore counselor at Camp Turner for four summers in 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1983. David began his academic study of Native Americans when he earned a BA degree in Anthropology from SUNY Fredonia in 1985. While at Fredonia he wrote two published articles and co-wrote a third article with one of his professors, Dr. Alvin H. Morrison. This article was presented at the 16th Algonquian Conference and was published a year later in 1986. David earned his MA in Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma in 1987. During his time at the University of Oklahoma he presented several papers including one at a Frontier Conference at OU in 1986 and also a paper at the Algonquian Conference. His MA thesis was also written on a Native American topic. The title of his thesis "Female Status in Northeastern North America" was a historical survey of the roles of Native American women in a number of Algonquian societies. During subsequent years David continued to attend and publish papers at Algonquian Conferences. He also continued to serve as a BSA Indian Merit badge counselor. In June of 2005 David earned his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Richardson University. Also in August of 2005 he was appointed as an Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Erie Community College (North Campus). In July of 2007 David published his first book "Papers on Historical Algonquian and Iroquois Topics" which he co-authored with Michael H. Moskowitz. This book was also published by Dog Ear Publishing.


Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426557290

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 1550

Im Tal des Teufels Vor tausenden von Jahren hat im amerikanischen Südwesten ein mysteriöser Indianerstamm Straßen gebaut und Städte errichtet, bis diese Kultur auf rätsel- hafte Weise zusammenbrach. Der Hauptort, die goldene Stadt Quivira, verschwand für immer. Die Expedition, die das Geheimnis aufdecken soll, kämpft nicht nur gegen Hitze und Wüstensand ? ihr Gegner ist das Böse an sich. Eine hochbrisante Mischung aus Archäologie, Technik, Horror und Spannung. "Preston und Child schreiben Klasse-Thriller mit Grusel-Touch und Krimis zum Unter-die Decke-Kriechen." Brigitte "Spannung und Horror pur bis zur letzten Seite". Berliner Morgenpost Thunderhead von Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston: Spannung pur im eBook!

Handbook of Polynesian Mythology

Author: Robert D. Craig

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576078949

Category: Social Science

Page: 353

View: 9912

An accessible, concise reference source on Polynesia's complex mythology, product of a culture little known outside its home.

Dying for the Gods

Human Sacrifice in Iron Age & Roman Europe

Author: Miranda Jane Aldhouse-Green

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited


Category: History

Page: 208

View: 4095

Sacrifice, like death, is one of the great taboos of modern society. The notion that human sacrifice, 'murder most horrid' and even cannibalism could be considered a most holy act is almost inconceivable. This is the challenge of this original, but disturbing, book.


Author: Piers Paul Read

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442150564


Page: 334

View: 7314


Menschenopfer Bei den Azteken?

Eine Quellen und Ideologiekritische Studie

Author: Peter Hassler

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aztec mythology

Page: 456

View: 5692


The Cannibal Within

Author: Lewis F. Petrinovich

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202369501

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 8645

The Cannibal Within offers an evolutionary account of the propensity of human beings, in extreme circumstances to eat other human beings, despite the strong Western taboo against such practices. What sets this volume apart from the large body of literature on cannibalism, both popular and anthropological, is the underlying premise: cannibalism as an alternative to starvation is tacitly condoned by the same biological morality that would condemn cannibalism of other sorts in non-threatening situations. Deep as the taboos may be, the survival instinct runs even deeper. The title of the book reflects the author's belief that cannibalism is not a pathology that erupts in psychotic individuals, but is a universal adaptive strategy that is evolutionarily sound. The cannibal is within all of us, and cannibals are within all cultures, should the circumstances demand cannibalism's appearance and usage. Petrinovich's work is rich in historical detail, and rises to a level of theoretical sophistication in addressing a subject too often dealt with in sensationalist terms. The major instances in which survival cannibalism has occurred convinced the author that there is a consistent pattern and a uniform regularity of order in which different kinds of individuals are consumed. In considering who eats whom, when, and under what circumstances, this regularity appears, and it is consistent with what would be expected on the basis of evolutionary or Darwinian theory. In short, he concludes that starvation cannibalism is not a manifestation of the chaotic, psychotic behavior of individuals who are driven to madness, but reveals underlying characteristics of evolved human beings. Lewis Petrinovich is professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology of the University of California, Riverside and is currently a resident of Berkeley, California.

Cruelty to Animals and Interpersonal Violence

Readings in Research and Application

Author: Geoffrey Ribbans,Frank J. Ascione

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557531063

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 2869

Contains 46 articles by various authors concerned with cruelty to animals and how that relates to violent human relations.


From Sacrifice to Survival

Author: Hans Askenasy

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 268

View: 2099

Examines the long history of cannibalism, including such famous examples as the Donner party

Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of World Religions

Author: Wendy Doniger,Merriam-Webster, Inc

Publisher: Merriam-Webster

ISBN: 9780877790440

Category: Religion

Page: 1181

View: 1674

A beautifully designed volume that provides in-depth information about religions of the world. Features over 3,500 entries and 32 pages of color art and maps. Developed in cooperation with Encyclopdia Britannica.

Thinking the Limits of the Body

Schooling and Cultural Production in Bolivia

Author: Jeffrey Jerome Cohen,Gail Weiss

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791455999

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

View: 3028

Shows the inseparability of textuality, materiality, and history in discussions of the body.

Archiv Fur Religionspsychologie/Archive for the Psychology of Religion

Author: Jacob A. van Belzen,Nils G. Holm,Ralph W. Hood, Jr.

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004140913

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 2621

The Archiv für Religionspsychologie is the oldest medium in the psychology of religion. It is the official organ of the Internationale Gesellschaft für Religionspsychologie (International Association for the Psychology of Religion [IAPR]) founded in 1914. Following a reorganization of the IAPR in 2001, the Archiv is now published as an international, peer-reviewed yearbook.The current editorship is shared by Jacob A. Belzen, Nils G. Holm and Ralph W. Hood Jr. The Archiv für Religionspsychologie is open to all scientific methodologies, quantitative and qualitative as well as to established and innovative conceptual and theoretical perspectives in the psychology of religion.

Case Studies in Environmental Science

Author: Robert M. Schoch

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780314203977

Category: Science

Page: 203

View: 5129

This concise yet incisive text is an excellent choice for courses in the Criminal Justice curriculum, including Corrections, Introduction to Criminal Justice, and other social problems-oriented courses.

Osiris and the Egyptian Resurrection

Author: E. A. Wallis Budge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486143554

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 3886

Volume 1 of the most comprehensive, scholarly work on Osiris. Includes translations of numerous texts and reproductions of classical Egyptian art.

Cremation, Corpses and Cannibalism

Comparative Cosmologies and Centuries of Cosmic Consumption

Author: Anders Kaliff,Terje Oestigaard

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443891800

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

View: 1642

Death matters and the matters of death are initially, and to a large extent, the decaying flesh of the corpse. Cremation as a ritual practice is the fastest and most optimal way of dissolving the corpse’s flesh, either by annihilation or purification, or a combination. Still, cremation was not the final rite, and the archaeological record testifies that the dead represented a means to other ends – the flesh, and not the least the bones – have been incorporated in a wide range of other ritual contexts. While human sacrifices and cannibalism as ritual phenomena are much discussed in anthropology, archaeology has an advantage, since the actual bone material leaves traces of ritual practices that are unseen and unheard of in the contemporary world. As such, this book fleshes out a broader and more coherent understanding of prehistoric religions and funeral practices in Scandinavia by focusing on cremation, corpses and cannibalism.