Cannibalism Is an Acquired Taste: And Other Notes : From by Carol L. Howell

By Carol L. Howell

Omer Stewart is so much famous for his career-long examine of the Peyote faith. His mentor, A.L. Kroeber, instilled in him an abiding recognize for cultural edition. utilizing this primary precept to his paintings within the Thirties, Omer used to be shocked to discover himself at odds with many amazing colleagues. With attribute self-confidence, he was once undeterred in his attempt to rfile the faith, protect its perform, and push open the door to utilized anthropology.

In Cannibalism Is an received Taste, Carol L. Howell weaves jointly taped interviews with Stewart; excerpts from his letters, notes, and papers; and memories of relatives and others. the result's a desirable caricature not just of Omer Stewart as an individual but in addition of his contributions to the sector of anthropology and the tutorial and social milieu during which he participated. A needs to for anthropologists and a person drawn to the paintings of biography.

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Many people don't want to define religion, others have been willing to try. " I've never been satisfied with that definition, I think too many people have ultimate concerns that aren't religious. I know people whose ultimate concern is Page 21 politics, with others it's money. There are all sorts of things that people devote their lives toare ultimately concerned with. These things aren't religious. My conclusion is that there is an essential ingredient in religionwithout that ingredient you don't have religion.

Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-87081-474-5 (hard cover: alk. paper) 1. Stewart, Omer Call, 1908- . 2. AnthropolotgistsColorado Biography. 3. Indians of North America-Religion. 4. Peyotism- United States. 5. Applied anthropologyUnited States. I. Stewart, Omer Call, 1908- . II. Title. 092dc2197-47351 CIP 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Page v Contents List of Illustrations vii Foreword ix Acknowledgments xvii Introduction 1 Chapter One: A Boyhood Revisited Recounting the experiences and lessons of youth 6 Chapter Two: Science and Religion A doctrine that inspired the individual 20 Chapter Three: The Appeal of Anthropology The influence of Julian Steward and A.

I had won a battle; I had done what I had set out to do. I have been home six months now and have been free to do as I pleased. It has been interesting to see the changes that have taken place in many of my friends and to note the consistency with which other characters were maintained. Upon entering the university I decided to work hard as I had done in Europe, and if I should succeed better than I had done when I was in the same institution before, I could well conclude that the more temperate philosophy is the more profitable.

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