Cannibalism and Colonialism: Charting Colonies and Frontiers in Nineteenth-Century Fiji

@article{BanivanuaMar2010CannibalismAC,
  title={Cannibalism and Colonialism: Charting Colonies and Frontiers in Nineteenth-Century Fiji},
  author={T. Banivanua-Mar},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  year={2010},
  volume={52},
  pages={255 - 281}
}
In my family, stories of our Fijian ancestors' cannibalism have been irreverently recycled in tale-telling moments laced with both solemnity and the absurd. I never seriously questioned the reality of the stories, accepting instead their mythical quality and their underlying social allegory. With almost a wink and a nudge these tales of past cannibalism come to life as fables that nearly always taper off into the redemption of being civilized. As I explore in this article, for us as for many… Expand
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