The Corn Wolf

Auteur: Michael Taussig
Taal: Engels
The Corn Wolf
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780226310855
  • Druk: 1
  • november 2015
  • 224 pagina's
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Collecting a decade of work from iconic anthropologist and writer Michael Taussig, The Corn Wolf pinpoints a moment of intellectual development for the master stylist, exemplifying the nervous system approach to writing and truth that has characterized his trajectory. Pressured by the permanent state of emergency that imbues our times, this approach marries storytelling with theory, thickening spiraling analysis with ethnography and putting the study of so-called primitive societies back on the anthropological agenda as a way of better understanding the sacred in everyday life. The leading figure of these projects is the corn wolf, whom Wittgenstein used in his fierce polemic on Frazer's Golden Bough. For just as the corn wolf slips through the magic of language in fields of danger and disaster, so we are emboldened to take on the widespread culture of academic-or what he deems agribusiness -writing, which strips ethnography from its capacity to surprise and connect with other worlds, whether peasant farmers in Colombia, Palestinians in Israel, protestors in Zuccotti Park, or eccentric yet fundamental aspects of our condition such as animism, humming, or the acceleration of time. A glance at the chapter titles-such as The Stories Things Tell or Iconoclasm Dictionary -along with his compelling drawings, testifies to the resonant sensibility of these works, which lope like the corn wolf through the boundaries of writing and understanding.

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The spirit of this book demands not a succinct review but notes of a leisurely journey through the text, with pauses to admire a clever juxtaposition, the catch of an image, the stripes of the animal. --American Anthropologist

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2015-11-30
Afmetingen
23,1 x 15,2 x 1,8 cm
Aantal pagina's
224 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Michael Taussig
Uitgever
The University Of Chicago Press

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9780226310855

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NUR code
400
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2015-11-13
Thema Subject Code
JHM

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