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The Magic of the State

The Magic of the State
Author: Michael Taussig
ISBN 13: 9780415917919
ISBN 10: 415917913
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 1997-02-06
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
List Price: $43.95

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.