In his “Introduction” to Imagining Religion, Jonathan Z. Smith contends that second-order reflection on religion—imagining religion per se—is a relatively recent human endeavor.1 It is one, of course, that has engaged ourgroup of essayists—indeed, as our life’s work and preoccupation. It is also the issue at stake in this essay: how human behaviors and groups are distinguished and labeled.
Myscofski, Carole, "Imagining Cannibals: European Encounters with Native Brazilian Women" (2007). Scholarship. 19.