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Mourning the death of loved ones and recovering from their loss are universal human experiences 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 expression of compassion for the deceased and for his or her close relatives By removing and transforming the cor. Consuming Grief forces everyone to step out of their ethnocentric beliefs and confront one of the universal taboos cannibalism It makes you forget everything you think you know about cannibalism in order to understand why some societies practiced it as a way of showing grief and respect for their dead To the Wari burying their dead in cold hard ground is just as horrifying as consumption of the dead is to us

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Consuming Grief Compassionate Cannibalism in an ian Society

Onklin explores Wari' conceptions of person body and spirit as well as indigenous understandings of memory and emotion to explain 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. The savagery is colonialism not cannibalism

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Pse which 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' elders who participated in consuming the dead this book presents one of the richest most authoritative ethnographic accounts of funerary cannibalism ever recorded Beth C. Beautifully written I craved wanting to understand the Wari and their practices than I was able to for the Pirah I still have uestions but I felt the beauty in the weight of the importance of cannibalism to the Wari people


10 thoughts on “Consuming Grief Compassionate Cannibalism in an ian Society

  1. says:

    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 f

  2. says:

    very interesting but hard to get through

  3. says:

    Consuming Grief forces everyone to step out of their ethnocentric beliefs and confront one of the universal taboos cannibalism It makes you forget everything you think you know about cannibalism in order to understand why some societies practiced it as a way of showing grief and respect for their dead To the Wari’ burying their dead in cold hard ground is just as horrifying as consumption of the dead is to us

  4. says:

    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 loved this though I can't recommend highly enough

  5. says:

    Beautifully written I craved wanting to understand the Wari' and their practices than I was able to for the Pirahã I still have uestions but I felt the beauty in the weight of the importance of cannibalism to the Wari' people

  6. says:

    I should just post my theory analysis of this paper here but I won't Suffice it say I learned A LOT about cannibalism and it was interesting

  7. says:

    The bible of all anthropological ethnographies and for anyone interested in the academic study of cannibalism among the Wari tribe of the

  8. says:

    The savagery is colonialism not cannibalism

  9. says:

    Read for a class on Dying and Death This book does a great job of exploring a culture that processes death and loss in a dramatically different way from western societies Conklin gives the whole cultural psyche surrounding death and hunting and meat eating a very thorough looking over which adds a lot of depth

  10. says:

    nothing draws you to a book uite like cannibalism and while i think that conklin exploited the rarity and awe of cannibalism I did think it was an engaging book