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Author Taussig, Michael T.

Title My cocaine museum / Michael Taussig
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 336 pages) : illustrations
Contents Gold -- My cocaine museum -- Color -- Heat -- Wind & weather -- Rain -- Boredom -- Diving -- Water in water -- Julio Arboleda's stone -- Mines -- Entropy -- Moonshine -- The accursed share -- A dog growls -- The coast is no longer boring -- Paramilitary lover -- Cement & speed -- Miasma -- Swamp -- The right to be lazy -- Beaches -- Lightning -- Bocanegra -- Stone -- Evil eye -- Gorgon -- Gorgona -- Islands -- Underwater mountains -- Sloth
Summary In this book, a make-believe cocaine museum becomes a vantage point from which to assess the lives of Afro-Colombian gold miners drawn into the dangerous world of cocaine production in the rain forest of Colombia's Pacific Coast. Although modeled on the famous Gold Museum in Colombia's central bank, the Banco de la República, Taussig's museum is also a parody aimed at the museum's failure to acknowledge the African slaves who mined the country's wealth for almost four hundred years.Combining natural history with political history in a filmic, montage style, Taussig deploys the show-and-tell mo
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-328) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cocaine industry -- Colombia -- Santa María (Cauca)
Drug traffic -- Colombia -- Santa María (Cauca)
Gold mines and mining -- Colombia -- Santa María (Cauca)
Indians of South America -- Colombia -- Santa María (Cauca) -- Economic conditions.
Indians of South America -- Colombia -- Santa María (Cauca) -- Social conditions.
Indians, Treatment of -- Colombia -- Santa María (Cauca)
Slavery -- Colombia -- Santa María (Cauca) -- History.
Santa María (Cauca, Colombia) -- Economic conditions.
Santa María (Cauca, Colombia) -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003021831
ISBN 0226790088 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226790096 (paperback; alk. paper)
0226790150 (electronic bk.)
9780226790084 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780226790091 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780226790152 (electronic bk.)