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Nothing draws you to a book uite like cannibalism and while i think that conklin xploited the rarity and awe of cannibalism I did think it was an Black Heart, Red Ruby engaging book The bible of all anthropologicalthnographies and for anyone interested in the academic study of cannib. Mourning the death of loved ones and recovering from their loss are universal human xperiences yet the grieving process is as different between cultures as it is among individuals As late as the 1960s the Wari' Indians of the western ian rainforest ate the roasted flesh of their dead as an xpression of compassion for the deceased and for his or her close relatives By removing and transforming the cor.

Alism among the Wari tribe of the HI I LOVED THIS IT WAS SO INSIGHTFUL AS TO HOW WE PERCIEVE OTHER SOCIETIES AND THEIR CULTURAL PRACTICES WE PUSH OUR CULTURAL TABOOS ONTO OTHER CULTURES AND ITS SAD IT STRIPS PEOPLE OF THEIR OWN CULTURES AND VALUES I really really lo. Pse which New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood embodied ties between the living and the dead and was a focus of grief for the family of the deceased Wari' death rites helped the bereaved kin accept their loss and go on with their livesDrawing on the recollections of Wari'lders who participated in consuming the dead this book presents one of the richest most authoritative Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey ethnographic accounts of funerary cannibalismver recorded Beth

Ved this though I can t recommend highly nough Over all this book was clearly written I m not big on anthropology nor am I big on cannibalism but I think this book did a fairly good job of providing an understanding on why the Wari used to practice ndocannibalism. Onklin ЯED explores Wari' conceptions of person body and spirit as well as indigenous understandings of memory andmotion to xplain why the Wari' felt that corpses must be destroyed and why they preferred cannibalism over cremation Her findings challenge many commonly held beliefs about cannibalism and show why in Wari' terms it was considered the most honorable and compassionate way of treating the dead.

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Professor Conklin is a cultural and medical anthropologist specializing in the ethnography of indigenous peoples of lowland South America ia Her research focuses on the anthropology of the body religion and ritual health and healing death and mourning the politics of indigenous rights and ecology environmentalism and cultural and religious responses to climate change She teaches c

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