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My cocaine museum [electronic resource] / Michael Taussig.

By: Taussig, Michael T.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004Description: 1 online resource (xix, 336 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780226790152 (electronic bk.); 0226790150 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Indians of South America -- Colombia -- Santa Mar�ia (Cauca) -- Social conditions | Indians of South America -- Colombia -- Santa Mar�ia (Cauca) -- Economic conditions | Indians, Treatment of -- Colombia -- Santa Mar�ia (Cauca) | Slavery -- Colombia -- Santa Mar�ia (Cauca) -- History | Gold mines and mining -- Colombia -- Santa Mar�ia (Cauca) | Cocaine industry -- Colombia -- Santa Mar�ia (Cauca) | Drug traffic -- Colombia -- Santa Mar�ia (Cauca) | Santa Mar�ia (Cauca, Colombia) -- Social conditions | Santa Mar�ia (Cauca, Colombia) -- Economic conditions | History | Indiens d'Am�erique -- Colombie -- Santa Mar�ia (Cauca) -- Conditions sociales | Indiens d'Am�erique -- Colombie -- Santa Mar�ia (Cauca) -- Conditions �economiques | Indiens d'Am�erique, Attitudes envers les -- Colombie -- Santa Mar�ia (Cauca) | Esclavage -- Colombie -- Santa Mar�ia (Cauca) -- Histoire | Or -- Mines et extraction -- Colombie -- Santa Mar�ia (Cauca) | Coca�ine -- Industrie -- Colombie -- Santa Mar�ia (Cauca) | Drogues -- Trafic -- Colombie -- Santa Mar�ia (Cauca) | Santa Mar�ia (Cauca, Colombie) -- Conditions sociales | Santa Mar�ia (Cauca, Colombia) -- Conditions �economiques | HISTORY | Soziale Situation | Goldbergbau | Drogenhandel | Indianer | KolumbienGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: My cocaine museum.DDC classification: 986.1/53 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Gold -- My cocaine museum -- Color -- Heat -- Wind & weather -- Rain -- Boredom -- Diving -- Water in water -- Julio Arboleda's stone -- Mines -- Entropy -- Moonshine -- The accursed share -- A dog growls -- The coast is no longer boring -- Paramilitary lover -- Cement & speed -- Miasma -- Swamp -- The right to be lazy -- Beaches -- Lightning -- Bocanegra -- Stone -- Evil eye -- Gorgon -- Gorgona -- Islands -- Underwater mountains -- Sloth.
Summary: In this book, a make-believe cocaine museum becomes a vantage point from which to assess the lives of Afro-Colombian gold miners drawn into the dangerous world of cocaine production in the rain forest of Colombia's Pacific Coast. Although modeled on the famous Gold Museum in Colombia's central bank, the Banco de la Rep�ublica, Taussig's museum is also a parody aimed at the museum's failure to acknowledge the African slaves who mined the country's wealth for almost four hundred years.Combining natural history with political history in a filmic, montage style, Taussig deploys the show-and-tell mo.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-328) and index.

Gold -- My cocaine museum -- Color -- Heat -- Wind & weather -- Rain -- Boredom -- Diving -- Water in water -- Julio Arboleda's stone -- Mines -- Entropy -- Moonshine -- The accursed share -- A dog growls -- The coast is no longer boring -- Paramilitary lover -- Cement & speed -- Miasma -- Swamp -- The right to be lazy -- Beaches -- Lightning -- Bocanegra -- Stone -- Evil eye -- Gorgon -- Gorgona -- Islands -- Underwater mountains -- Sloth.

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In this book, a make-believe cocaine museum becomes a vantage point from which to assess the lives of Afro-Colombian gold miners drawn into the dangerous world of cocaine production in the rain forest of Colombia's Pacific Coast. Although modeled on the famous Gold Museum in Colombia's central bank, the Banco de la Rep�ublica, Taussig's museum is also a parody aimed at the museum's failure to acknowledge the African slaves who mined the country's wealth for almost four hundred years.Combining natural history with political history in a filmic, montage style, Taussig deploys the show-and-tell mo.

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