necrophagia


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feeding on corpses or carrion

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Police suspect the grave robbers have exhumed the bodies to either sell the remains or indulge in necrophagia (consuming dead flesh), or perpetrate necrophilism or do something even worse to the corpses in different stages of decay.
Police suspect the graverobbers have exhumed the bodies to either sell the remains or indulge in necrophagia (consuming dead flesh), or perpetrate necrophilism or do something even worse to the corpses in different stages of decay.
1998b 'Devouring the mother; A Kleinian perspective on necrophagia and corpse abuse in mortuary ritual', Ethos 24-4:387-409.
However, there is also a counter-tradition, a line of renegade artists who refuse to eat their peas, who defy proper dining etiquette, through displays of anorexia, bulimia, cannibalism, coprophagia, necrophagia, veganism, starvation, and other culinary aberrations.
Such self-destruction may be the only escape from the art market and its speculative necrophagia, as even the estates of artists such as Lee Lozano and Allan Kaprow are turned over to powerhouse dealers, their radical refusals reduced to symbolic gestures severed from any material stakes with the complicity of an art discourse that refuses to acknowledge such stakes except as symbolic gestures.