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    DescriptionCelebrated American Indian thinker Jack D. Forbes's Columbus and Other Cannibals was one of the founding texts of the anticivilization movement when it was first published in 1978. His history of terrorism, genocide, and ecocide told from a Native American point of view has inspired America's most influential activists for decades. Frighteningly, his radical critique of the modern "civilized" lifestyle is more relevant now than ever before. Identifying the Western compulsion to consume the earth as a sickness, Forbes writes: "Brutality knows no boundaries. Greed knows no limits. Perversion knows no borders. . . . These characteristics all push towards an extreme, always moving forward once the initial infection sets in. . . . This is the disease of the consuming of other creatures' lives and possessions. I call it cannibalism." This updated edition includes a new chapter by the author.


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    Title
    Columbus and Other Cannibals
    Subtitle
    The Wetiko Disease of Exploitation, Imperialism and Terrorism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jack D. Forbes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 233
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781583227817
    ISBN 10: 1583227814
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET150
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/NATAMR
    DC22: 901
    Ingram Subject Code: EI
    Libri: I-EI
    BISAC V2.8: HIS028000
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    BISAC V2.8: POL032000, SOC021000
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    DC22: 973.0497
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    LC classification: E58 .F67 2008
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    Thema V1.0: JPA, NHTB, NHK
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    Seven Stories Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Seven Stories Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    15 January 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    JACK D. FORBES (1934-2011) was professor emeritus and former chair of Native American Studies at the University of California at Davis. Of Powhatan-Renape, Delaware-Lenape, and non-Indian background, he founded the organization Native American Movement in 1961, and started Native American studies programs across the country. He has lectured around the world and is the author of twelve books.
    Review quote
    "An early text that inspired the start of the anti-civilization movement...Writing from a Native American perspective, Forbes maintains a steady and humble tone throughout the text...It is the kind of history one doesn't need to read twice to absorb it... I think it's crucial that people read books like this.--"Razorcake"""Cannibals" is a work of philosophy and ideas...A welcome addition to the library of a new generation of scholars and activists who are seeking a philosophical framework for their work in indigenous studies."--"American Indian Quarterly"