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FAUSTO, Carlos. Banquete de gente: comensalidade e canibalismo na Amazônia. Mana [online]. 2002, vol.8, n.2, pp.7-44. ISSN 1678-4944.

Taking the notion of familiarizing predation as a starting point, the article sets out to articulate two forms of consumption in Amazonia: cannibalism and commensality. It begins by analyzing the relationship between war and hunting in ontologies that attribute the condition of persons to animals. The interlocking of the human and animal predatory cycles is made manifest by the analysis of indigenous practices concerning illness, seclusion and food taboos. The article explores then the idea that commensality is a vector of identification for the production of kinship. As such it presupposes the transformation of the animal prey into an object, in order to block the identification of the eater with the thing consumed. The practices for de-subjectifying the prey are analyzed, bringing forth the argument that they are based on a specific conception about the partibility of the person, one which shall not be reduced to a simple and global body and soul dualism. The article offers a different rendering of this partibility, shedding new light on warfare and funerary anthropophagy in Amazonia.

Palavras-chave : Amazonia; Animism; Hunting; Cannibalism; Kinship.

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