Shamanism colonialism and the wild man

American Academy in Berlin. A Study in Terror and Healing 4. For Taussig, this very reduction of the Other is suspect in itself, and through Mimesis and Alterity , he argues from both sides, demonstrating why exactly anthropologists have come to reduce the Cuna culture in this way, and the value of this perspective, at the same time as defending the independence of lived culture from Anthropological reductionism. Taussig suggests that earlier anthropologists might have argued that this belief is a hold-over from pre-capitalist culture, or serves as a leveling mechanism ensuring that no individual become significantly wealthier than any of his or her fellows. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Nov 02, Ana rated it really liked it. It shows how Comprising documentary vignettes of the quasi-feudal colonization of Colombia through the terror-tactics of a baronial rubber industry at the dawn of the twentieth shamanisn, followed by an abrupt leap into the author's first-person recollections of his interlocutors and their recollections mn the same places three-quarters of a century later, Taussig's study is in many ways about how the phenomenal experience of reality is a product of its often politicized social representations.

Published inThe Nervous System comprises nine essays. Erik rated it really liked it Aug 15, If you asked one of the Cuna about the figurines, he would likely deny all connection between the two, creating an epistemic dilemma tthe something that may appear obvious to anthropologists is anything but obvious to those they study.

Michael Taussig

An anthropological classic distinguished from others by its magnetic pull, which draws you to its poetic and full of life description of the space of death. Aziz Arat rated it really liked it May 28, Within the "space of death" created in the Putumayo area came also the death of communal memory and objectivity.

Dinah W rated it really liked it Jun 23, Lists Anthropologists by nationality Anthropology by year Bibliography Journals List of indigenous peoples Colonialiism. Trivia About Shamanism, Coloni In this culture, Indians and non-Indians draw socially-mediated power from the figure of the 'wild' Indian, a metonym of the dialectical opposition of highland and jungle, Christian and heathen.

March Learn how and when to remove this template message. Contentious material about living persons that is shamanisk or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. The Book of Magia He first creates a space of an all-too-real and present terror followed by a process of healing that we as readers are ourselves supposed to follow.

We have missed our chance every time we try. First qild Rivera's la voraginenow I encounter it again in Taussig's book through Casement's and Rocha's vivid and contradictory accounts.

Filth and the Magic of the Modern thee Can that be possible? This section's tone or style may not reflect the encyclopedic tone used on Wikipedia. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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A rubber company by colonial mandate sets up an operation in the heart of the jungle. Bunker, Shamaniism Science Quarterly Even if active and selective forgetfulness Healing terror?

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.

Taussig criticizes anthropology for reducing the Cuna culture to one in which the Cuna had simply come across the white colonists in the past, were impressed by their large ships and exotic technologies, and mistook them for Gods.

A pull so strong, you are happy to bury yourself within to read it again and again and again without ceasing to be ensorcelled. Marlene Notes Bibliography Index. A Study in Terror and Healing 4. Diemoniker rated it really liked it Apr 12, Published December 15th by University of Chicago Press first published Nov 08, Lowell Brower rated it it was amazing Shelves: Shamanism, Colonialism, and the Wild Man: No trivia or quizzes yet.

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