Colour and Slavery

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dc.contributor.author Taussig, Michael.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-12T05:10:36Z
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-15T03:17:13Z
dc.date.available 2008-08-12T05:10:36Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-15T03:17:13Z
dc.date.issued 2008-08-12T05:10:36Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2100/620
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/19953
dc.description.abstract Brief Biography: Columbia University Professor, Michael Taussig is one of the most innovative, distinguished, and socially engaged voices in cultural anthropology. An interdisciplinary thinker and engaging writer, Taussig's work combines aspects of ethnography, story-telling, and social theory. His publications include two Spanish-language books on the history of slavery and its aftermath, and eight English-language books on issues of slavery, hunger, commercialization of agriculture, Marxist economic theory, popular culture, folk healing, colonialisms, theories of ritual, cultural productions of terror, the state and public secrecy, museums and memory, and poor communities in Colombia. In the title essay of his most recent book, the collection Walter Benjamin's Grave (University of Chicago Press, 2006), Taussig reflects upon his own visit to Benjamin's gravesite in Port Bou on the French-Spanish border, relays accounts of Benjamin's travels as he fled the Nazis, and describes the circumstances of Benjamin's 1940 suicide. Taussig has lectured at universities, conferences, and cultural institutions around the world and has received numerous honors, including a National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship and the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. en_AU
dc.description.sponsorship Transforming Cultures Research Centre, University of Technology Sydney. en_AU
dc.language.iso en en_AU
dc.subject slavery en_AU
dc.subject fictocriticism en_AU
dc.subject colour en_AU
dc.subject anthropology en_AU
dc.title Colour and Slavery en_AU
dc.type Recording, oral en_AU


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