The Man-Eating Myth: Anthropology and Anthropophagy

The Man-Eating Myth: Anthropology and Anthropophagy By William Arens, The Man Eating Myth Anthropology and Anthropophagy A fascinating and well researched look into what we really know about cannibalism
  • Title: The Man-Eating Myth: Anthropology and Anthropophagy
  • Author: William Arens
  • ISBN: 9780195027938
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. This book dissects the persistence of the belief in ritual cannibalism By ritual the author makes the distinction between the notion of the cannibal as a cultural norm, which he finds to be entirely mythical, and the cannibal as aberration survival cannibalism or deviant cannibalism like Ed Gein or Jeffrey Dahmer Arens surveyed the most common, pervasive, and allegedly well documented cases of ritual cannibalism and could not find a single reliable, first hand account Cannibals are always someth [...]



    2. Professor Arens argues controversially that there are no credible accounts of cannibalism in classical anthropology or in history He makes the case that the Catholic Eucharist ceremony in which one eats a wafer representing the body of Christ represents plausible evidence for cannibalism than many of the anecdotes about supposed man eating cultures found in anthropology textbooks He s doing the classic switcheroo of naive realism and ethnocentrism, but turning it back at anthropologists themsel [...]


    3. I m glad that I had to read this It brought up some good points and cleared up other things I had no idea how the connection between eating and sex was so serious It gave me a better understanding of the word, maneater that is attached to lusty women and why men are referred to as stud muffins or meat I could eat him up with a spoon That cannibalistic expression always struck me as odd The Venus Fly Trap comes to mind I wonder what the author thinks of the female praying mantis.


    4. This book was written by my Anthropology teacher at Stony Brook University It was an amazing book, as well as an amazing class Though I do believe he was proven wrong evidence of cannibalism is sufficient to conclude that some cultures did practice it in certain rituals , his theories are worth considering.I think he does justice to other cultures for trying to humanize them again, after they were vilified in times of imperialism.


    5. Very useful guide to some of the salacious stories that are still bruited about in some circles of the scientific community Still, the stickiness of the idea and the difficulty of removing its taint may be some sort of evidence for our primordial sins We may never wash our hands entirely of the matter.


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