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This horrid practice : the myth and reality of traditional Maori cannibalism, Paul Moon

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This horrid practice : the myth and reality of traditional Maori cannibalism
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This horrid practice
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the myth and reality of traditional Maori cannibalism
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Paul Moon
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eng
Summary
This Horrid Practice uncovers an unexplored taboo of New Zealand history - the widespread practice of cannibalism in pre-European Maori society. Until now, many historians have tried to avoid it and many Maori have considered it a subject best kept quiet about in public. Paul Moon brings together an impressive array of sources from a variety of disciplines to produce this frequently contentious but always stimulating exploration of how and why Maori ate other human beings, and why the practice shuddered to a halt just a few decades after the arrival of Europeans in New Zealand. The book includes a comprehensive survey of cannibalism practices among traditional Maori, carefully assessing the evidence and concluding it was widespread. Other chapters look at how explorers and missionaries saw the practice; the role of missionaries and Christianity in its end; and, in the final chapter, why there has been so much denial on the subject and why some academics still deny that it ever happened
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QBCL
Dewey number
  • 394.90993
  • 993
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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This horrid practice : the myth and reality of traditional Maori cannibalism, Paul Moon
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This horrid practice : the myth and reality of traditional Maori cannibalism, Paul Moon
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-295) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Cannibalism as history -- Dividing lines -- The structure of the book -- Notes on terminology -- Glossary -- Section one : Popular cannabilism -- Footprints -- A modest proposal -- I restrained my resentment -- Frightful tales -- Fe fi fo fum -- Section two : Portraits of Maori cannibalism -- Standards of evidence -- The oral legacy -- The stuff of legends -- Cook's first visit -- A French connection -- A people who show so much friendship for me -- Thoughtful encounters -- The experiment -- Cannibal cove -- The Boyd -- Hidden rites -- The curtain closes -- In the hands of cannibals -- Revival -- The archaeological imprint -- Case closed -- Section three : An anatomy of Maori cannibalism -- The cannibal and the kumara -- Death's "permanent aggression" -- Ordering cannibalism -- Just an appetite? -- Rage against the body -- In the blood -- Emotional insensitivity or moral transgression? -- Ideological cannibalism -- The autopsy -- Section four : Abolition -- Abolition immediately -- Unfinished sublimination? -- The evolution of symbolic cannibalism in Maori society -- Shame -- The hope of abolition -- Official participation -- No new performance -- Success? -- Section five : The revisionist apostasy -- Who are the cannibals? -- A method in the madness -- Propaganda cannibalism -- The cannibal conspiracy -- The willingness to disclose cultural traits -- A South Pacific allegory -- Dual standards of evidence -- Personal, all too personal -- Conclusion : Proof positive
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12235433
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Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780143006718
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) TG117295
  • (AuCNLKIN)000043166319
  • (OCoLC)232968849
  • (Nz)12235433

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