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978-0-415-91791-9 / 0415917913

The Magic of the State

by Taussig, Michael

Publisher:Routledge

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Set in the enchanted mountain of a spirit-queen presiding over an unnamed, postcolonial country, this ethnographic work of ficto-criticism recreates in written form the shrines by which the dead--notably the fetishized forms of Europe's Others, Indians and Blacks--generate the magical powers of the modern state.

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