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By Michael Taussig

ISBN-10: 0415917905

ISBN-13: 9780415917902

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Set within the enchanted mountain of a spirit-queen presiding over an unnamed, postcolonial nation, this ethnographic paintings of ficto-criticism recreates in written shape the shrines in which the dead--notably the fetishized kinds of Europe's Others, Indians and Blacks--generate the paranormal powers of the fashionable kingdom.

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