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Consuming Grief
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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Artist and Illustrations
  • A Note on Orthography
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Contexts
    • Chapter One: Cannibal Epistemologies
    • Chapter Two: Wari' Worlds
    • Chapter Three: Cultural Collisions
  • Part II: Motifs and Motives
    • Chapter Four: Funerals
    • Chapter Five: Explanations of Eating
  • Part III: Bodily Connections
    • Chapter Six: Social Anatomy
    • Chapter Seven: Embodied Identities
    • Chapter Eight: Burning Sorrow
  • Part IV: Eat and Be Eaten
    • Chapter Nine: Predator and Prey
    • Chapter Ten: Hunting the Ancestors
    • Chapter Eleven: Transforming Grief
  • Afterword
  • Appendix A: The Story of Mortuary Cannibalism's Origin
  • Appendix B: The Story of Hujin and Orotapan
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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"This is probably the most significant ethnography of cannibalism. Period... I expect this book to become a classic, an ethnography of exceptional depth and clarity by an anthropologist whose sensitivity and insight are apparent on every page." -- Donald Pollock, Associate Professor of Anthropology, SUNY Buffalo

About the Author

Beth A. Conklin is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University.

Reviews

"This is probably the most significant ethnography of cannibalism. Period... I expect this book to become a classic, an ethnography of exceptional depth and clarity by an anthropologist whose sensitivity and insight are apparent on every page." -Donald Pollock, Associate Professor of Anthropology, SUNY Buffalo

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