The Man-eating Myth: Anthropology and Anthropophagy

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Oxford University Press, 1979 - Fiction - 206 pages
Belief in the existence of cannibalism just beyond the borders of one's own culture is a time-honored, universally accepted notion. The author of this provocative book has meticulously viewed the evidence from all field on the world's classic man-eaters, from the 16th-century Aztecs to contemporary African and New Guinean cultures.

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Interesting, but outdated: In this controversial work William Arens claims that cannibalism is just a creation of prejudice. According to him there is no evidence supporting the wide-spread belief ... Read full review

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