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Mimesis and Alterity

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Published by Routlage 1993 Soft cover book, there are some creases on the back page corner but no other markings


In his most ambitious and accomplished work to date, Michael Taussig undertakes a history of mimesis, the practice of imitation, and its relation to alterity, the opposition of Self and Other. Drawing upon such diverse sources as theories of Benjamin, Adorno and Horckheimer, research on the Cuna Indians, and theories of colonialism and postcolonialism, Taussig shows that the history of mimesis is deeply tied to colonialism, and more specifically, to the colonial trade's construction of "savages." With analysis that is vigorous, unorthodox, and often breathtaking, Taussig's cross-cultural discussion of mimesis deepens our understanding of the relationship between ethnography, racism and society.

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Author(s):
Taussig Michael
Condition:
Fair
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415906873
ISBN-13:
9780415906876
Number of pages:
299
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
Mimesis and Alterity

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Published by Routlage 1993 Soft cover book, there are some creases on the back page corner but no other markings


In his most ambitious and accomplished work to date, Michael Taussig undertakes a history of mimesis, the practice of imitation, and its relation to alterity, the opposition of Self and Other. Drawing upon such diverse sources as theories of Benjamin, Adorno and Horckheimer, research on the Cuna Indians, and theories of colonialism and postcolonialism, Taussig shows that the history of mimesis is deeply tied to colonialism, and more specifically, to the colonial trade's construction of "savages." With analysis that is vigorous, unorthodox, and often breathtaking, Taussig's cross-cultural discussion of mimesis deepens our understanding of the relationship between ethnography, racism and society.

Author(s):
Taussig Michael
Condition:
Fair
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415906873
ISBN-13:
9780415906876
Number of pages:
299
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
Mimesis and Alterity

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