The Nervous System (Paperback)Michael Taussig (author)
Paperback 218 Pages / Published: 30/08/2001
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In a series of intriguing essays ranging over terror, State fetishism, shamanic healing in Latin America, homesickness, and the place of the tactile eye in both magic and modernity, anthropologist Michael Taussig puts into representational practice a curious type of engaged writing. Based on a paranoiac vision of social control and its understanding as in a permanent state of emergency leaving no room for contemplation between signs and things, these essays hover between story-telling and high theory and thus create strange new modes of critical discourse. The Nervous System will appeal to writers, scholars, artists, film makers, and readers interested in critical theory, aesthetics, and politics.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 218
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm
"Taussig's masterful essays should be read by any scholar and in any class concerned with an anthropology of the present.."
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