Magic of the State, The by Michael Taussig


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How are the dead harnessed for the authority of the modern state?

Enter the ethnographically surreal work located in a fictive Latin American country... focuses on the theatre of spirit possession at a Spirit Queen's enchanted mountain where the dead -- Blacks and Indians, Europe's fetishized Others - pass into the body of the living... envisions power's violence, but also its abjection and attraction... a kind of defacement of power, and of the sacred underpinnings of modern sovereignty.

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how anti-proprietarian of you

to edit in that the book may be copyrighted. Like plenty of other things on this site aren't. Author put it up for free download on another site.

also, your CAPTCHAs are ableist as fuck for us folk with astigmatism.