Cannibals and Orchids: Cannibalism and the Sensory Imagination of Papua New Guinea

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Show simple item record Vanni Accarigi, I 2012-10-12T03:35:38Z 2012-01
dc.identifier.citation Cultural Studies Review, 2012, 18 (1), pp. 174 - 195
dc.identifier.issn 1837-8692
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract This article examines Leona Miller's book Cannibal and Orchids (1941) as an example of how place, in this case Papua New Guinea (PNG), is imagined according to a particular sensorium. It follows the âsensory turn in anthropologyâ and the studies developed in the last two decades that take the senses as their object of enquiry. This body of theory is mobilised to analyse Millerâs biographical narrative recounting how PNG is imagined, represented and produced in terms of a disarray of the (Western) senses, coalescing in the trope of cannibalism. This article argues that the experience of PNG as the place of otherness is narrated both in terms of the authorâs sensory displacement and of the indigenous sensorium as abject.
dc.publisher University of Technology, Sydney
dc.title Cannibals and Orchids: Cannibalism and the Sensory Imagination of Papua New Guinea
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Cultural Studies Review
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 18
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 174 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 195 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2002 Cultural Studies
dc.personcode 021234
dc.percentage 100 en_US Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords intersensoriality, displacement, Papua New Guinea, cannibalism, spatial stories, autobiography. en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
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