The Sign Of The Cannibal

Author: Geoffrey Sanborn
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822321187
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By exploring cannibalism in the work of Herman Melville, Sanborn argues that Melville produced a postcolonial perspective even as nations were building colonial empires.

Signs Of Masculinity

Author: Antony Rowland
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042005938
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Masculinity is becoming an increasingly popular area of study in areas as diverse as sociology, politics and cultural studies, yet significant research is lacking into connections between masculinity and literature. Signs of Masculinityaims at beginning to fill the gap. Starting with an introduction to, and intervention within, numerous debates concerning the cultural construction of various masculinities, the volume then continues with an investigation of representations of masculinity in literature from 1700 to the present. Close readings of texts are intended to demonstrate that masculinity is not a theoretical abstract, but a definitive textual and cultural phenomenon that needs to be recognised in the study of literature. It is hoped that the wide-ranging essays, which raise numerous issues, and are written from a variety of methodological approaches, will appeal to undergraduate, postgraduates and lecturers interest in the crucial but under-researched area of masculinity.

The Cannibal Within

Author: Mark Mirabello
Publisher: Mandrake
ISBN: 9781869928278
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"They raped me and ate my friend alive." Thus starts this work of erotic horror fiction filled with 'sacrilege, blasphemy, and crime' -- written in a style that is part H P Lovecraft, part Marquis de Sade, and part Octave Mirbeau -- "The Cannibal Within" is literally 'wet with sin, slippery with blood, and slimy with fornication.' The novel's central character is part Lara Croft part Sarah Connor. She/We has a choice: the evil may be patiently borne or savagely resisted. We may think we are special -- holy, honoured, valued -- God's chosen primates -- but that is a fraud. The dupes of superhuman forces, we are misfits and abominations. We have no higher purpose -- no saviour god died for our sins--we exist, only because our masters are infatuated with our meat.

Cannibal Fictions

Author: Jeff Berglund
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 0299215946
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Objects of fear and fascination, cannibals have long signified an elemental "otherness," an existence outside the bounds of normalcy. In the American imagination, the figure of the cannibal has evolved tellingly over time, as Jeff Berglund shows in this study encompassing a strikingly eclectic collection of cultural, literary, and cinematic texts. Cannibal Fictions brings together two discrete periods in U.S. history: the years between the Civil War and World War I, the high-water mark in America's imperial presence, and the post-Vietnam era, when the nation was beginning to seriously question its own global agenda. Berglund shows how P. T. Barnum, in a traveling exhibit featuring so-called "Fiji cannibals," served up an alien "other" for popular consumption, while Edgar Rice Burroughs in his Tarzan of the Apes series tapped into similar anxieties about the eruption of foreign elements into a homogeneous culture. Turning to the last decades of the twentieth century, Berglund considers how treatments of cannibalism variously perpetuated or subverted racist, sexist, and homophobic ideologies rooted in earlier times. Fannie Flagg's novel Fried Green Tomatoes invokes cannibalism to new effect, offering an explicit critique of racial, gender, and sexual politics (an element to a large extent suppressed in the movie adaptation). Recurring motifs in contemporary Native American writing suggest how Western expansion has, cannibalistically, laid the seeds of its own destruction. And James Dobson's recent efforts to link the pro-life agenda to allegations of cannibalism in China testify still further to the currency and pervasiveness of this powerful trope. By highlighting practices that preclude the many from becoming one, these representations of cannibalism, Berglund argues, call into question the comforting national narrative of e pluribus unum.

Eat Thy Neighbour

Author: Daniel Diehl
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752486772
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This study puts cannibalism into its social and historical perspective. Even in an age when almost nothing is sacred, numerous prohibitions surround the subject, and yet a dark fascination with the subject remains. Characters include Sweeny Todd, Jeffrey Dahmer, Armin Meiwes, and much to the pleasure of Boris Johnson the inhabitants of Papua New Guinea. All tastes are catered for in this hugely compelling book that is always vivacious but never salacious.

Dinner With A Cannibal

Author: Carole A Travis-Henikoff
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
ISBN: 1595809961
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Presenting the history of cannibalism in concert with human evolution, Dinner with a Cannibal takes its readers on an astonishing trip around the world and through history, examining its subject from every angle in order to paint the incredible, multifaceted panoply that is the reality of cannibalism. At the heart of Carole A. Travis-Henikoff’s book is the question of how cannibalism began with the human species and how it has become an unspeakable taboo today. At a time when science is being battered by religions and failing teaching methods, Dinner with a Cannibal presents slices of multiple sciences in a readable, understandable form nested within a wealth of data. With history, paleoanthropology, science, gore, sex, murder, war, culinary tidbits, medical facts, and anthropology filling its pages, Dinner with a Cannibal presents both the light and dark side of the human story; the story of how we came to be all the things we are today.


Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616207434
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We think of cannibalism as the stuff of serial killers and horror movies, but zoologist Bill Schutt shows us that its evolutionary and cultural significance is much more intriguing-and much more normal. In Cannibalism, Schutt takes us on a tour of the animal world as well as human history, introducing us to cutting-edge science and ancient fossil records while traveling out into the field himself. And he takes us into the future, too: as climate change causes famine, disease, and overcrowding, will we see more outbreaks of cannibalism in many more species-including our own? Cannibalism places a perfectly natural occurrence in a vital new context and invites us to explore why the behavior both enthralls and repels us.

Cannibal Fever

Author: Timothy Mark
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781519687296
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A family of Cannibals meet by chance with two serial killers. Who would you root for? This is definitely one of the best horror stories to come along in decades. WARNING: This book contains extreme violence and is not for children. Timothy Mark went off the deep end of insanity with this one. This story is very disturbing to many. If you are a fan of horror then this book is a must have for you. Filled with violence and sex, this one is a keeper.

A Cannibal And Melancholy Mourning

Author: Catherine Mavrikakis
Publisher: Coach House Books
ISBN: 9781552451403
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French novelist Herv� Guilbert's 1991 novel, To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life, is about a narrator named Herv� Guilbert who, after his close friend Muzil (really, Michel Foucault) dies of AIDS, begins to realize his symptoms are the same. In this same tradition of fictionalized memoir, this novel's narrator, called Catherine Mavrikakis, explores the perspective not of dying, but of the one left behind. In the book, a series of Mavrikakis's friends die, many of AIDS. As each person becomes a Herv� to her, she begins to explore the idea of death as a universal yet individual experience. Furious, relieved, terrified and confused, the novel's narrator confronts the way people think about and respond to death, and quiet mourning is replaced by a series of encounters between the living and the dead. Drawing on Deleuze, Freud, Foucault and, of course, Guilbert, Mavrikakis creates a kind of living mausoleum where those unable to speak can still be heard, and where their voices challenge our passivity in the face of death.

Battle For Cannibal Island

Author: Marianne Hering
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781604826630
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It’s 1852 and cousins Patrick and Beth sail to Fiji on the HMS Calliope under the command of Captain James E. Home. They arrive at the islands to find that the Christian Fijians are at war with the non-Christian Fijians. Missionary James Calvert is trying to make peace and suggests that the captain allow peace negotiations on board the British vessel. Patrick and Beth learn about sacrificial living when they observe Calvert’s determination to live on Fiji despite the dangers and impoverished conditions and that he is willing to risk his life to live as Jesus would.