Good Jews Don’t: Historical and Philosophical Constructions of Idolatry

  title={Good Jews Don’t: Historical and Philosophical Constructions of Idolatry},
  author={Naomi Janowitz},
  journal={History of Religions},
  pages={239 - 252}
Naomi Janowitz G O OD J E WS D ON ’ T : H I S TO R I C A L A N D PH I LOS OPH IC A L C O N S T RUC T I O N S O F I D O L AT RY The first question British sailors asked the indigenous people they encoun- tered in Polynesia was, “Are you cannibals?” While the question would seem to be about the natives, it also reveals quite a bit about British interests. Gananath Obeyesekere has masterfully analyzed for us why the British were obsessed with “other people’s” cannibalistic tendencies. A small but… 
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