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Author Taussig, Michael T.

Title Shamanism, colonialism, and the wild man : a study in terror and healing / Michael Taussig
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1986


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Description xix, 517 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Table of contents for Shamanism, colonialism, and the wild man : a study in terror and healing / Michael Taussig. -- Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog -- Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding. -- Maps -- Author's Note -- Acknowledgments -- Part One: Terror -- 1. Culture of Terror, Space of Death -- 2. Casement to Grey -- 3. The Economy of Terror -- 4. Jungle and Savagery -- 5. The Image of the Auca : Ur-Mythology and Colonial Modernism -- 6. The Colonial Mirror of Production -- Part Two: Healing -- 7. A Case of Fortune and Misfortune -- 8. Magical Realism -- 9. Las Tres Potencias : The Magic of the Races -- 10. The Wild Woman of the Forest Becomes Our Lady of Remedies -- 11. Wildness -- 12. Indian Fat -- 13. Surplus Value -- 14. Hunting Magic -- 15. The Book of Magia -- 16. Filth and the Magic of the Modern -- 17. Revolutionary Plants -- 18. On the Indian's Back: The Moral Topography of the Andes and Its Conquest -- 19. Even the Dogs Were Crying -- 20. The Old Soldier Remembers -- 21. Toughness and Tenderness in the Wild Man's Lair: The Everyday as Impenetrable, the Impenetrable as Everyday -- 22. Casemiro and the Tiger -- 23. Priests and Shamans -- 24. History as Sorcery -- 25. Envy and Implicit Social Knowledge -- 26. The Whirlpool -- 27. Montage -- 28. To Become a Healer -- 29. Marlene -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Indians of South America Medicine Colombia Putumayo (Intendancy)Shamanism Colombia Putumayo (Intendancy)Colombia Colonial influence, Rubber industry and trade Colombia History, Putumayo (Colombia : Intendancy) Social conditions
Summary Working with the image of the Indian shaman as Wild Man, Taussig reveals not the magic of the shaman but that of the politicizing fictions creating the effect of the real. "This extraordinary book ... will encourage ever more critical and creative explorations."--Fernando Coronil, [I]American Journal of Sociology[/I] "Taussig has brought a formidable collection of data from arcane literary, journalistic, and biographical sources to bear on ... questions of evil, torture, and politically institutionalized hatred and terror. His intent is laudable, and much of the book is brilliant, both in its discovery of how particular people perpetrated evil and others interpreted it."--Stehen G. Bunker, Social Science Quarterly
Analysis Columbia Putumayo River region Shamanism - Anthropological perspectives
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [495]-502
Subject Indians of South America -- Medicine -- Colombia -- Putumayo (Intendancy)
Indians of South America -- Medicine -- Colombia -- Putumayo
Indians of South America -- Medicine -- Putumayo (Intendancy), Colombia
Rubber industry and trade -- Colombia -- History.
Shamanism -- Colombia -- Putumayo (Intendancy)
Shamanism -- Colombia -- Putumayo
Shamanism -- Putumayo (Intendancy), Colombia
Indians, South American.
Social Conditions -- history.
Colombia -- Colonial influence.
Putumayo (Colombia : Intendancy) -- Social conditions.
Putumayo (Colombia) -- Social conditions
Putumayo (Intendancy), Colombia -- Social conditions
LC no. 86011410
ISBN 0226790126
0226790134 (paperback)