The Newsletter 52 Winter 2009

The folk zoology of Southeast Asian wildmen

Raymond Corbey

Forth, Gregory, 2008. Images of the wildman in Southeast Asia. An anthropological perspective. London and New York: Routledge. xv + 343 pages. ISBN 978 7103 1354 6

Hairy humanlike creatures occur in many local systems of knowledge worldwide. In his latest book, anthropologist Gregory Forth explores explores the structure and sources of such representations, with special attention to the Flores ‘ebu gogo’ and its possible relationship to Homo floresiensis.

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