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Cannibalism

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Cannibalism by Hans Askenasy
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Psychologist, Hans Askenasy has put together the first comprehensive history of a subject combining violence, horror, and exotic customs. In Part One of his study, Dr. Askenasy gives a historical and geographic overview of humankind's practice of and attitudes toward cannibalism. Part Two discusses motivational factors for cannibalism, including famines (natural and man-made), survival in extreme situations, magic, ritual, and madness. In Part Three, "Cannibalism in Culture and Society", Askenasy addresses our continuing fascination with cannibals, man-eating witches, werewolves, and vampires in literature, myth, and the media, ranging from Francis Ford Coppola's film version of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" and Anne Rice's "Vampire Chronicles" to the blood curdling events surrounding the cases of Issei Sagawa, Jeffrey Dahmer, and the Russian schoolteacher-turned torturer, Andrei Romanovitsch Chikatilo.
Release date NZ
November 1st, 1994
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Prometheus Books
Pages
268
Dimensions
155x230x28
ISBN-13
9780879759063
Product ID
1862660

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