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The singular beast; Jews, Christians, and the pig

By: Fabre-Vassas, Claudine
Material type: TextTextSeries: (European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism)New York Columbia University Press c1997Description: x, 401p; ill.; bibliog. notes; indexContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 0-231-10366-2Subject(s): Swine--Folklore | Swine--Social aspects | Animals--Symbolic aspects | Food habits | Cooking (Pork) | Jews--Food--History | Jews--Dietary laws | Food--Religious aspects--Christianity | Food--Symbolic aspects
Contents:
Part 1 - an analogical being. 1 The red men. 2 Children's stories. 3 The circle of metamorphoses. Part 2 - From one blood to the next. 4 The Jew's sow. 5 Red Easter. 6 Old Jews, young Christians. 7 The little Jew. Part 3 - Christian flesh. 8 The return of the pig. 9 Blood and soul. 10 The bone that sings. The time of sacrifice
Abstract: 'Throughout history, the breeding, slaughter, and consumption of the pig has been the inspiration for both religious and secular rituals and taboos. In The Singular Beast, a daring and original account of the role of the pig and its relationshp to Jews in European Christian culture, Claudine Fabre-Vassas argues that these practices defined the very boundaries between Christians and Jews.'
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Originally pub. as Le Bete singuliere: les Juifs, les chretiens, le cochon, 1994, Editions Gallimard.. Transl. by Carol Volk.

Part 1 - an analogical being. 1 The red men. 2 Children's stories. 3 The circle of metamorphoses. Part 2 - From one blood to the next. 4 The Jew's sow. 5 Red Easter. 6 Old Jews, young Christians. 7 The little Jew. Part 3 - Christian flesh. 8 The return of the pig. 9 Blood and soul. 10 The bone that sings. The time of sacrifice

'Throughout history, the breeding, slaughter, and consumption of the pig has been the inspiration for both religious and secular rituals and taboos. In The Singular Beast, a daring and original account of the role of the pig and its relationshp to Jews in European Christian culture, Claudine Fabre-Vassas argues that these practices defined the very boundaries between Christians and Jews.'

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