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The human flesh

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The author describes the practice of one of several different ways of hunting. On the other side of the divide, one could study the practice of the militant members of the Ligue protectrice des oiseaux (LPO) making a survey of sea gulls taking to their roosts at dusk, or setting breeding-coops for owls in an orchard. Here, one can face a pregnant sensori-motor culture propped against a given material culture providing emotional and aesthetic gratification to the experts. The 'Magritte effect' provides a touchstone that distinguishes between field research on sensori-motor cultures, body techniques, perception and daily practices, from the analysis of their popular or educated representations; the pipe and the picture of the pipe. Nearly structuralist approaches to such topics focus on representations, the structures of thought, 'symbolism'. To mention one example, was essentially concerned with the human flesh material and physical purity and defilement.

Keywords: aesthetic gratification; human flesh material; Magritte effect; sensori-motor culture; symbolism



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