Michael  Taussig,

advisor, anthropologist
Michael Taussig is a medical doctor from Sydney who has been teaching cultural anthropology at Columbia University in New York since 1993 and been writing about writing, violence, terror, the abolition of slavery,  shamanism, mimesis and alterity, color, iconoclasm, Bataille, and Walter Benjamin’s grave.

His books include What Color Is the Sacred? (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009); Law in a Lawless Land (New York: New Press, 2003);  Defacement: Public Secrecy and the Labor of the Negative (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999); The Magic of the State (New York: Routledge, 1997); Mimesis and Alterity (New York: Routledge, 1993); The Nervous System (New York: Routledge, 1992); Shamanism, Colonialism, and the Wild Man (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987); and The Devil and Commodity Fetishism in South America (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1980). He has just finished a book on drawings in anthropological fieldwork notebooks.

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