In his so much formidable and entire paintings thus far, Michael Taussig undertakes a historical past of mimesis, the perform of imitation, and its relation to alterity, the competition of Self and different. Drawing upon such different resources as theories of Benjamin, Adorno and Horckheimer, examine at the Cuna Indians, and theories of colonialism and postcolonialism, Taussig exhibits that the background of mimesis is deeply tied to colonialism, and extra in particular, to the colonial trade's development of "savages." With research that's lively, unorthodox, and infrequently breathtaking, Taussig's cross-cultural dialogue of mimesis deepens our realizing of the connection among ethnography, racism and society.
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