BOOKS ⚡ Among the Cannibals Author Paul Raffaele – Gasengineersinglasgow.co.uk

BOOKS ⚡ Among the Cannibals  Author Paul Raffaele – Gasengineersinglasgow.co.uk
  • ebook
  • 288 pages
  • Among the Cannibals
  • Paul Raffaele
  • English
  • 17 February 2018
  • 0061646741

Among the Cannibals It S The Stuff Of Nightmares, The Dark Inspiration For Literature And Film But Astonishingly, Cannibalism Does Exist, And In Among The Cannibals Travel Writer Paul Raffaele Journeys To The Far Corners Of The Globe To Discover Participants In This Mysterious And Disturbing Practice From An Obscure New Guinea River Village, Where Raffaele Went In Search Of One Of The Last Practicing Cannibal Cultures On Earth To India, Where The Aghori Sect Still Ritualistically Eat Their Dead To North America, Where Evidence Exists That The Aztecs Ate Sacrificed Victims To Tonga, Where The Descendants Of Fierce Warriors Still Remember How Their Predecessors Preyed Upon Their Foes And To Uganda, Where The Unfortunate Victims Of The Lord S Resistance Army Struggle To Reenter A Society From Which They Have Been Violently Torn, Raffaele Brings This Baffling Cultural Ritual To Light In A Combination Of Indiana Jones Type Adventure And Gonzo Journalism.Illustrated With Photographs Raffaele Took During His Travels, Among The Cannibals Is A Gripping Look At Some Of The Unsavory Aspects Of Human Civilization, Guaranteed To Satisfy Every Reader S Morbid Curiosity.


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10 thoughts on “Among the Cannibals

  1. says:

    What could be worse than a dog eat dog world Oh I was of two very different minds about this book Australian Paul Raffaele is a feature writer for Smithsonian He has covered many parts of the globe in his work for that venerable institution And he travels far for this work, looking into that darkest of human activities He investigates special meat eaters in New Guinea, India, Tonga, ancient Mexico, and Africa We have a certain image in mind of what cannibals might look like I mean in the What could be worse than a dog eat dog world Oh I was of two very different minds about this book Australian Paul Raffaele is a feature writer for Smithsonian He has covered many parts of the globe in his work for that venerable institution And he travels far for this work, looking into that darkest of human activities He investigates special meat eaters in New Guinea, India, Tonga, ancient Mexico, and Africa We have a certain image in mind of what cannibals might look like I mean in the real world, not the dark imagination of Thomas Harris or the psychosis of some of ouraberrant criminals They would probably live on Pacific Islands, or r...

  2. says:

    Rather disappointing I had heard the author interviewed on NPR and the subject of the book contemporary cannibalism was intriguing but in the book the author came offas the upstart adventurer trying to get his picture taken with the man eating natives Oooooh Look at the scary cannibalHis tone was often rather condescending towards the people and cultures he was visiting, and frequently misogynistic I almost stopped reading several times, but it was just interesting enough that Rather disappointing I had heard the author interviewed on NPR and t...

  3. says:

    Summary Paul Raffaele goes and looks for cannibals Why I Read This It was about cannibals Review This book was going to get 2 stars because it was interesting but poorly written and pretty poor journalism Then, in the last chapter except the epilogue the author took at shot at Catholicism not for being Cannibalistic when he mentioned the Eucharist, which was one sentence, he literally said the opposite of what Catholics actually believe I don t have it on me, but he said something li Summary Paul Raffaele goes and looks for cannibals Why I Read This It was about cannibals Review This book was going to get 2 stars because it was interesting but poorly written and pretty poor journalism Then, in the last chapter except the epilogue the author took at shot at Catholicism not for being Cannibalistic w...

  4. says:

    Before I get into anything, if you see this book, please pick it up You don t have to read it, but go to the back flap and check out the author s picture That is all.But if you are interested in cannibalism, you might want to read this It wasn t my favorite book in the world but it had its moments Raffaele spends time with the Korowai in New Guinea, the Aghori sect in India, Tongans, victims of the Lord s Resistance Army LRA in Uganda, and travels to Mexico City to study the Aztecs.The mos Before I get into anything, if you see this book, please pick it up You don t have to read it, but go to the back flap and check out the author s picture That is all.But if you are interested in cannibalism, you might want to read this It wasn t my favorite book in the world but it had its moments Raffaele spends time with the Korowai in New Guinea, the Aghori sect in India, Tongans, victims of the Lord s Resistance Army LRA in Uganda, and travels to Mexico City to study the Aztecs.The most heartwrenching chapters are about the child victims of the L...

  5. says:

    cannibals existed and continue to exist i didn t realize that a debate raged around this proposition, i always took it for granted, but then, i read too many adventure novels as a kid where the intrepid white adventurers found the loincloth clad islanders feasting on one of their compatriots as it should be, in most cases i mean, if the islanders had only eaten all of the intrepid adventurers, they might have seriously delayed the white man s coming to fuck them over.anyway, i found th cannibals existed and continue to exist i didn t realize that a debate raged around this proposition, i always took it for granted, but then, i read too many adventure novels as a kid where the intrepid white adventurers found the loincloth clad islanders feasting on one of their compatriots as it should be, in most cases i mean, if the islanders had only eaten all of the intrepid adventurers, they might have seriously delayed the white man s coming to fuck them over.anyway, i found this book to be really interesting and thought provoking, being a mix of adventure journalism, succinct and relevant to the book history lessons, and the author s tra...

  6. says:

    It might seem strange to buy a book about cannibalism on a whim, but I suspect my grad school friends won t be surprised at my dark and bizarre research interests Raffaele uses an adventure travelogue format to discuss both historic and contemporary cannibalism He offers a fascinating look at the groups who still practice cannibalism and explains the various religious superstitious cultural psychological reasons behind it He doesn t always seem like the right man for the job, however I m no It might seem strange to buy a book about cannibalism on a whim, but I suspect my grad school friends won t be surprised at my dark and bizarre research interests Raffaele uses an adventure travelogue format to discuss both historic and contemporary cannibalism He offers a fascinating look at the groups who still practice cannibalism and explains the various religious superstitious cultural psychological reasons behind i...

  7. says:

    I agree with most of the other reviews of this book great premise, interesting topic, but a bit uneven throughout The first section on New Guinean cannibals was fascinating, the Indian Aghoras was an interesting section, although it begins to falter during the Tongan piece, and then he gets a little lost and bland, then it picks up when talking about the Ugandan child soldiers The Aztec section was interesting but I agree that the author seemed somehow unwilling to see that acculturation and I agree with most of the other reviews of this book great premise, interesting topic, but a bit uneven throughout The first section on New Guinean cannibals was fascinating, the Indian Aghoras was an interesting section, although it begins to falter during the Tongan piece, and then he gets a little lost and bland, then it picks up when talking about the Ugandan child soldiers The Aztec section was interesting but I agree that the author seemed somehow unwilling to see that acculturation and not necessarily evil acts could be a legitimate reason for cannibalism He seems to get caught between idealizing the savage native and reviling him And I don t know that I would count ...

  8. says:

    This book was intense I question the sanity of its author, who meets a guide in Papua New Guinea, places his life in the man s hands, and canoes up the river to meet cannibals I mean, I know he s not going to be killed, because apparently he survived to write the book, but yikes It was much too exciting to read before bed.I was fascinated by the explanation of why it s okay to kill and eat people Apparently they aren t really people, but creatures who have captured people, hollowed them out, This book was intense I question the sanity of its author, who meets a guide in Papua New Guinea, places his life in the man s hands, and canoes up the river to meet cannibals I mean, I know he s not going to be killed, because apparently he survived to write the book, but yikes It was much too exciting to read before bed.I was fascinated by the explanation of why it s o...

  9. says:

    A sign of my waning interest was that I started looking up other reactions on Goodreads, and I was barely past the first section of the book And I can probably offer littlethan Ditto to most of the sentiments some interesting stuff with the section on meeting an actually cannibalistic tribe, but the book overall works too much on proxy That, or I m just not one with a lot of appeal fo rthe adventure writer genre The level of detail getsdistracting than meaningful, and the emphasi A sign of my waning interest was that I started looking up other reactions on Goodreads, and I was barely past the first section of the book And I can probably offer littlethan Ditto to most of the sentiments some interesting stuff with the section on meeting an actually cannibalistic tribe, but the book overall works too much on proxy That, or I m ju...

  10. says:

    A great premise and interesting explorations However, this reads like someone who followed the techniques of anthropology in the age of imperialism wrote it while I appreciate his honesty in his discomfort he writes as if the rest of us would also be uncomfortable not only with cannibalism but with people who are not part of western culture and gasp fat people I found this distracting to the point of not being able to enjoy the book There s also a painful chapter where he interviews chi A great premise and interesting explorations However, this reads like someone who followed the techniq...

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