Saturday, March 31, 2012

Shamanism, Colonialism, and the Wild Man: A Study in Terror and Healing

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, American Journal of Sociology "Taussig has brought a formidable collection of data from arcane literary,

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