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Mon, 31 Jul 1995 17:07:58 -0500

Does anyone know of any ethnographic study that incorporates
anything at all concerning the dogeating traditions of
Asian people?

I know that dogeating Asians have become a familiar feature
in American urban legends where this characterization is a
slur that represents the xenophobic nature of Americans, or,
alternatively, the intense clinging to conservative elements
in "American" culture.

But I know also that there is a basis in fact for the dogeating
stories, that certain Asian people do eat dogs, which is simply
a cultural feature, much as many Americans eat beef and many
Asian Indians do not, etc.

So, back to my question: does anyone know of any academic work
by any anthropologist (or other scholar) that discusses in any way
the dogeating traditions among Asians? I am particularly
interested in the Igorots of the Philippines, but I suppose any
Asian group would be of interest to me.

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Thanks in advance.


John Wolford
Asst. Prof., Anthropology, UM-St. Louis
Urban Anthropologist, Missouri Historical Society