Coverart for item
The Resource Divine hunger : cannibalism as a cultural system, Peggy Reeves Sanday

Divine hunger : cannibalism as a cultural system, Peggy Reeves Sanday

Label
Divine hunger : cannibalism as a cultural system
Title
Divine hunger
Title remainder
cannibalism as a cultural system
Statement of responsibility
Peggy Reeves Sanday
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The practice of cannibalism is in certain cultures rejected as evil, while in others it plays a central part in the ritual order. Anthropologists have offered various explanations for the existence of cannibalism, none of which, Peggy Sanday claims, is adequate. In this book she presents a new approach to understanding the phenomenon. Through a detailed examination of ritual cannibalism in selected tribal societies, and a comparison of those cases with others in which the practice is absent, she shows that cannibalism is closely linked to people's orientation to the world, and that it serves as a concrete device for distinguishing the "cultural self" from the "natural other."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sanday, Peggy Reeves
Dewey number
394/.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN409
LC item number
.S25 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cannibalism
  • Cannibalisme
  • Kannibalisme
  • Culturele aspecten
  • Canibalismo (etnologia;aspectos culturais)
  • Antropologia cultural e social
  • Kannibalismus
  • Kulturvergleich
Label
Divine hunger : cannibalism as a cultural system, Peggy Reeves Sanday
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Introduction: -- 1. Cannibalism cross-culturally -- 2. Analytic framework -- Part II. The Symbols That Give Rise to a Cannibalistic Consciousness: -- 3. The mysteries of the body: Hua and Gimi mortuary cannibalism -- 4. The androgynous first being: Bimin-Kuskusmin cannibalism -- 5. Cannibal monsters and animal friends -- Part III. The Mythical Chartering And Transformations of Cannibal Practice: -- 6. The faces of the soul's desires: Iroquoian torture and cannibalism in the seventeenth century -- 7. Raw women and cooked men: Fijian cannibalism in the nineteenth century -- 8. Precious eagle-cactus fruit: Aztec human sacrifice -- 9. The transformation and end of cannibal practice -- 10. Conclusion: other symbols and ritual modalities
Control code
12662835
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 266 pages
Isbn
9780521311144
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
85021322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)887624
Label
Divine hunger : cannibalism as a cultural system, Peggy Reeves Sanday
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Introduction: -- 1. Cannibalism cross-culturally -- 2. Analytic framework -- Part II. The Symbols That Give Rise to a Cannibalistic Consciousness: -- 3. The mysteries of the body: Hua and Gimi mortuary cannibalism -- 4. The androgynous first being: Bimin-Kuskusmin cannibalism -- 5. Cannibal monsters and animal friends -- Part III. The Mythical Chartering And Transformations of Cannibal Practice: -- 6. The faces of the soul's desires: Iroquoian torture and cannibalism in the seventeenth century -- 7. Raw women and cooked men: Fijian cannibalism in the nineteenth century -- 8. Precious eagle-cactus fruit: Aztec human sacrifice -- 9. The transformation and end of cannibal practice -- 10. Conclusion: other symbols and ritual modalities
Control code
12662835
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 266 pages
Isbn
9780521311144
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
85021322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)887624

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...