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By Stanley Walens

Professor Walens exhibits that the Kwakiutl visualize the realm as a spot of mouths and stomachs, of eaters and eaten. His analyses of the social rituals of foodstuff, local rules of the ethology of predation, a key Kwakiutl fantasy, and the Hamatsa dance, the main dramatic in their ceremonials, reveal the ways that oral, assimilative metaphors encapsulate Kwakiutl rules of man's function within the cosmos.

Originally released in 1982.

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