The Resource The magic of the state, Michael Taussig

The magic of the state, Michael Taussig

Label
The magic of the state
Title
The magic of the state
Statement of responsibility
Michael Taussig
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Enter an ethnographically surreal work located in a fictive Latin American country: The Magic of the State focuses on the theater of spirit possession at a Spirit Queen's enchanted mountain where the dead - Blacks and Indians, Europe's fetishized others - pass into the bodies of the living, creating a circulation of ecstatic bodily power. Employing Bataille's concept of the sacred, Taussig draws on his extensive fieldwork to create his own theater of spirit possession. He then traces the circulation of power, along with its dada-like transformations between spirit and matter, everywhere - through popular shrines, official monuments and slogans, money, the police, automobiles, taxis, the freeway system, and the stealing of the sword of state
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taussig, Michael T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
JL1866
LC item number
.T38 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political culture
  • Allegiance
  • Patriotism
  • Martyrs
  • Spirit possession
  • Symbolism in politics
  • Antropologia
  • Política
  • Spiritisme
  • Staat (politicologie)
  • Symboliek
  • Vaderlandsliefde
  • Mythes politiques
  • Allégeance
  • Patriotisme
  • Martyrs
  • Possession par les esprits
  • Symbolisme en politique
  • Allegiance
  • Colonial influence
  • Martyrs
  • Patriotism
  • Political culture
  • Spirit possession
  • Symbolism in politics
  • Staat (politicologie)
  • Spiritisme
  • Vaderlandsliefde
  • Symboliek
  • Política
  • Antropologia
  • Symbolisme en politique
  • Possession (anthropologie)
  • Patriotisme
  • Martyrs
  • Culture politique
  • Allégeance
  • Politische Kultur
  • South America
  • Amérique du Sud
  • South America
  • Amérique du Sud
  • Amérique du Sud
  • Südamerika
Label
The magic of the state, Michael Taussig
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-206) and ind
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9780415917902
Lccn
96013469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34514815
  • (OCoLC)ocm34514815
Label
The magic of the state, Michael Taussig
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-206) and ind
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9780415917902
Lccn
96013469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34514815
  • (OCoLC)ocm34514815

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