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Co-presence and consumption: eating kin(ship) in Old Norse Myth and Legend

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The article explores kinship in Old Norse myth and legend in the light of anthropologist Marshall Sahlins’ definition of kinship as “mutuality of being”, according to which kinsmen are those who are co-present in one another. While co-presence is usually taken figuratively to mean a process of identification and empathy between a group of individuals, the interplay between shared substance and kinship means it can also be extended in some cases to include narratives of l...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
Role:
Author
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Publisher:
University of Illinois Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of English and Germanic Philology Journal website
Volume:
120
Issue:
4
Pages:
490-515
Publication date:
2021-11-12
Acceptance date:
2020-12-01
EISSN:
1945-662X
ISSN:
0022-0868
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1147776
Local pid:
pubs:1147776
Deposit date:
2020-12-03

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