Our Cannibals, Ourselves

Our Cannibals, Ourselves

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Why does Western culture remain fascinated with and saturated by cannibalism? Moving from the idea of the dangerous Other, Priscilla L. Walton's Our Cannibals, Ourselves shows us how modern-day cannibalism has been recaptured as in the vampire story, resurrected into the human blood stream, and mutated into the theory of germs through AIDS, Ebola, and the like. At the same time, it has expanded to encompass the workings of entire economic systems (such as in "consumer… (more)


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Publisher: University of Illinois Press (September 01, 2004)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 184 pages

File size: 326 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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