By Carol L. Howell
In Cannibalism Is an received Taste, Carol L. Howell weaves jointly taped interviews with Stewart; excerpts from his letters, notes, and papers; and reminiscences of kinfolk and others. the result's a desirable comic strip not just of Omer Stewart as someone but in addition of his contributions to the sphere of anthropology and the tutorial and social milieu during which he participated. A needs to for anthropologists and a person drawn to the artwork of biography.
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Seeing ourselves in the same way as we used to view others offers us a decidedly different perspective on ourselves from what we are accustomed to, and with every different point of view comes the opportunity of approaching our problems from a fresh direction. I think Omer Stewart would approve of extending the scientific approach to include ourselves; indeed, I think he would, with justification you will find in this volume, say that he had been looking at things in this way all his life. We need more of what Omer did, not less.
Page 15 The sun scarcely penetrated because of the great masses of clothing suspended on ropes between the buildings. The type of humanity that was to be found there was consistent with the conditions. When I was accosted by the women of ill fame and nearly pulled bodily into their brothels, I felt happy that neither liquor nor women tempted me. I realized how much better the life I was leading was than the life of men who were accustomed to frequent such places. K's boat arrived at about noon and we were together for six hours.
During the fifteen or so miles the cow and I covered that first day, she believed that if she pulled on the lead rope hard enough, she could get free and head back to Salt Lake City. I wasn't a particularly big lad, so when she broke into a run all I could do was hope we'd pass a sturdy tree or telephone pole to snub her to before we backtracked too far. That first night a friendly rancher provided a meal for the both of usthen stuck me in bed with his three kids. Page 8 Omer C. Stewart, 1915. Courtesy, Stewart Family.
Cannibalism Is an Acquired Taste: And Other Notes : From Conversations With Anthropologist Omer C. Stewart by Carol L. Howell