Call for Reviewers - Edible People: The Historical Consumption of Slaves and Foreigners and the Cannibalistic Trade in Human Flesh (Christian Siefkes)
Christian Siefkes propose for review his book, Edible People: The Historical Consumption of Slaves and Foreigners and the Cannibalistic Trade in Human Flesh, published by Berghahn Books. The introduction can be read here:
While human cannibalism has attracted considerable attention and controversy, certain aspects of the practice have been largely overlooked. These include the strong connection between cannibalism and xenophobia: the capturing and consumption of unwanted strangers that was an important pattern of socially accepted cannibalism in several regions of the world. Likewise ignored is the connection to slavery, the fact that in some societies, slaves and persons captured in slave raids were allowed to be killed and eaten. There are important connections between cannibal acts, imperialist influences (especially in late nineteenth century Africa) and the role of capitalist trading practices that are highly important for the history of the slave trade and for understanding the colonialist history of Africa and other regions of the world where cannibalism played, until the late nineteenth or early twentieth century, a certain role.
The historian Paul Moon (Auckland University of Technology) says about the book: "Christian Siefkes' work on cannibalism explores areas of the phenomenon that are still little understood, and makes an important and significant addition to the existing literature on the topic. His research is broad-ranging, and his perspectives are particularly insightful."
Publisher's web page: https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/SiefkesEdible
If you would like a review copy, you can use the link "Request a Review or Examination Copy (in Digital Format)" on https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/SiefkesEdible or get in contact with the author (Christian Siefkes <firstname.lastname@example.org>).