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By Michael Taussig

ISBN-10: 0226790088

ISBN-13: 9780226790084

ISBN-10: 0226790096

ISBN-13: 9780226790091

In this e-book, a make-believe cocaine museum turns into a vantage element from which to evaluate the lives of Afro-Colombian gold miners drawn into the harmful global of cocaine creation within the rain woodland of Colombia's Pacific Coast. even if modeled at the well-known Gold Museum in Colombia's imperative financial institution, the Banco de l. a. República, Taussig's museum can also be a parody geared toward the museum's failure to recognize the African slaves who mined the country's wealth for nearly 400 years.

Combining ordinary background with political background in a filmic, montage sort, Taussig deploys the show-and-tell modality of a museum to have interaction with the internal lifetime of warmth, rain, stone, and swamp, at least with the lifetime of gold and cocaine.

This attempt to discover a poetry of phrases turning into issues is dropped at a head by means of the explosive characteristics of these elegant fetishes of evil attractiveness, gold and cocaine. At its middle, Taussig's museum is set the entice of forbidden issues, charged components that transgress ethical codes, the differences we use to make feel of the area, and principally the normal method we write stories.

Please be aware: The electronic version doesn't comprise 1 of the forty five pictures that seem within the actual edition.

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