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Returns of Fetishism Charles de Brosses and the Afterlives of an Idea

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ISBN-10: 022646475X

ISBN-13: 9780226464756

Edition: 2016

Authors: Charles de Brosses, Rosalind C. Morris, Daniel H. Leonard

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For more than 250 years, Charles de Brosses's term "fetishism" has exerted great influence over our most ambitious thinkers. Used as an alternative to "magic" but nonetheless expressing the material force of magical thought, de Brosses's term has proved indispensable to thinkers as diverse as Kant, Hegel, Marx, Freud, Lacan, Baudrillard, and Derrida. With this book, Daniel H. Leonard offers the first fully annotated English translation of the text that started it all: On the Worship of Fetish Gods, and Rosalind C. Morris offers incisive commentary that helps modern readers better understand it and its legacy.              The product of de Brosses's autodidactic curiosity and idiosyncratic…    
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 7/26/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 0.60" wide x 0.89" long x 0.09" tall
Weight: 1.408

Rosalind C. Morris is professor of anthropology and former associate director of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. She is also the author of New Worlds from Fragments: Film, Ethnography, and the Representation of Northwest Coast Cultures and In the Place of Origins: Modernity and Its Mediums in Northern Thailand.