Shamanism, Colonialism, and the Wild Man A Study in Terror and Healing

ISBN-10: 0226790134
ISBN-13: 9780226790138
Edition: 1991
Authors: Michael Taussig
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/15/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 538
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Working with the image of the Indian shaman as Wild Man, Taussig reveals not the magic of the shaman but that of the politicizing fictions creating the effect of the real. "This extraordinary book . . . will encourage ever more critical and creative explorations."—Fernando Coronil, [I]American Journal of Sociology[/I] "Taussig has brought a formidable collection of data from arcane literary, journalistic, and biographical sources to bear on . . . questions of evil, torture, and politically institutionalized hatred and terror. His intent is laudable, and much of the book is brilliant, both in its discovery of how particular people perpetrated evil and others interpreted it."—Stehen G. Bunker, Social Science Quarterly

Maps
Author's Note
Acknowledgments
Terror
Culture of Terror, Space of Death
Casement to Grey
The Economy of Terror
Jungle and Savagery
The Image of the Auca: Ur-Mythology and Colonial Modernism
The Colonial Mirror of Production
Healing
A Case of Fortune and Misfortune
Magical Realism
Las Tres Potencias: The Magic of the Races
The Wild Woman of the Forest Becomes Our Lady of Remedies
Wildness
Indian Fat
Surplus Value
Hunting Magic
The Book of Magia
Filth and the Magic of the Modern
Revolutionary Plants
On the Indian's Back: The Moral Topography of the Andes and Its Conquest
Even the Dogs Were Crying
The Old Soldier Remembers
Toughness and Tenderness in the Wild Man's Lair: The Everyday as Impenetrable, the Impenetrable as Everyday
Casemiro and the Tiger
Priests and Shamans
History as Sorcery
Envy and Implicit Social Knowledge
The Whirlpool
Montage
To Become a Healer
Marlene
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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