Shamanism, Colonialism, and the Wild Man: A Study in Terror and Healing / Edition 2

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Both terror and shamanism thrive on the subversion of order and meaning. The shaman, like a dadaist painter or poet, uses the technique of montage to disrupt conventional meaning.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226790138
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1991
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 538
  • Sales rank: 1,024,063
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Taussig is the Class of 1933 Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. 

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Table of Contents

Author's Note
Part One: Terror
1. Culture of Terror, Space of Death
2. Casement to Grey
3. The Economy of Terror
4. Jungle and Savagery
5. The Image of the Auca: Ur-Mythology and Colonial Modernism
6. The Colonial Mirror of Production
Part Two: Healing
7. A Case of Fortune and Misfortune
8. Magical Realism
9. Las Tres Potencias: The Magic of the Races
10. The Wild Woman of the Forest Becomes Our Lady of Remedies
11. Wildness
12. Indian Fat
13. Surplus Value
14. Hunting Magic
15. The Book of Magia
16. Filth and the Magic of the Modern
17. Revolutionary Plants
18. On the Indian's Back: The Moral Topography of the Andes and Its Conquest
19. Even the Dogs Were Crying
20. The Old Soldier Remembers
21. Toughness and Tenderness in the Wild Man's Lair: The Everyday as Impenetrable, the Impenetrable as Everyday
22. Casemiro and the Tiger
23. Priests and Shamans
24. History as Sorcery
25. Envy and Implicit Social Knowledge
26. The Whirlpool
27. Montage
28. To Become a Healer
29. Marlene
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