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By Paul Raffaele

It's the stuff of nightmares, the darkish concept for literature and movie. yet astonishingly, cannibalism does exist, and in Among the Cannibals trip author Paul Raffaele trips to the a ways corners of the globe to find contributors during this mysterious and hectic perform. From an vague New Guinea river village, the place Raffaele went looking for one of many final working towards cannibal cultures on the earth; to India, the place the Aghori sect nonetheless ritualistically consume their useless; to North the US, the place proof exists that the Aztecs ate sacrificed sufferers; to Tonga, the place the descendants of fierce warriors nonetheless consider how their predecessors preyed upon their foes; and to Uganda, the place the unlucky sufferers of the Lord's Resistance military fight to reenter a society from which they've been violently torn, Raffaele brings this baffling cultural ritual to gentle in a mix of Indiana Jones-type experience and gonzo journalism.

Illustrated with photos Raffaele took in the course of his travels, Among the Cannibals is a gripping examine the various extra unsavory points of human civilization, bound to fulfill each reader's morbid curiosity.

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Knowledge a bout the traditions and beliefs of the many social groups within a modern na tion is important in planning a nd carrying out progra ms that a ffect those groups. Attention to social background and cultural categories helps ensure the welfare of a ffected ethnic groups, communities, a nd neighborhoods. Experience in planned socia l change-whether community organization in North America or economic development overseas-shows tha t a proper social study should be done before a project or policy is implemented.

Anthropologists usually employ several (but rarely all) of the techrtiques discussed here. ETHNOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES The characted stic fie ld tech niques of the ethnographer include the following: • Direct, firsthand observation of daily be havior, including participant observatio l1 . 2. Conversation with varying degrees of formality, from the daily chitchat that helps ma intain rapport and provides knowledge a bout what is going on, to prolonged interviews, which can be unstructured or structured.

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