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Walter Benjamin's grave [electronic resource] / Michael Taussig.

By: Taussig, Michael T.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xi, 245 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780226790008 (electronic bk.); 0226790002 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Anthropology -- Fieldwork | Anthropologie -- Recherche sur le terrain | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Regional Studies | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General | Anthropologie | FeldforschungGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Walter Benjamin's grave.DDC classification: 301.072/3 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Walter Benjamin's grave -- Constructing America -- The sun gives without receiving -- The beach (a fantasy) -- Viscerality, faith, and skepticism : another theory of magic -- Transgression -- NYPD blues -- The language of flowers.
Summary: Pursuing an adventure that is part ethnography, part autobiography, and part cultural criticism refracted through the object that is Walter Benjamin's grave, Taussig, with this collection, provides his own literary memorial to the 20th century's greatest cultural critic.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-240) and index.

Walter Benjamin's grave -- Constructing America -- The sun gives without receiving -- The beach (a fantasy) -- Viscerality, faith, and skepticism : another theory of magic -- Transgression -- NYPD blues -- The language of flowers.

Pursuing an adventure that is part ethnography, part autobiography, and part cultural criticism refracted through the object that is Walter Benjamin's grave, Taussig, with this collection, provides his own literary memorial to the 20th century's greatest cultural critic.

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