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L'Homme Chair comme métaphore du primitivisme : anthropophages et anthropophagie dans la pensée anthropologique française du XIXème siècle

Abstract : 19th century anthropological thought was obsessed with the phenomenon of cannibalism, as reported by travellers, missionaries and incipient scientists, although the theme is ancient and appears frequently in occidental mythology. Anthropological discourse swiftly developed competing views of the phenomenon, ranging from deep-seated atavistic urges (bestialism) to ritualistic practices (culturalism). Here, classification of cannibalistic practices affords insight into this problem.
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Gilles Boëtsch. L'Homme Chair comme métaphore du primitivisme : anthropophages et anthropophagie dans la pensée anthropologique française du XIXème siècle. « La viande », direction scientifique Annie Hubert, 15e colloque de l'International commission for the anthropology of food (ICAF - ICAES) & 12e journées de la société d'écologie humaine (SEH), 10-12 mai 2000, Bordeaux (France), May 2000, France. ⟨halshs-00009440v2⟩

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