Law in a Lawless Land
Diary of a Limpieza in Colombia New edition
By (author) Michael T. Taussig
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Law in a Lawless Land by Michael T. Taussig
Book DescriptionA modern nation in a state of total disorder, Colombia is an international flash-point - wracked by more than half a century of civil war, political conflict, and drug-trade related violence - despite a multibillion dollar American commitment that makes it the third-largest recipient of U.S. foreign aid. "Law in a Lawless Land" offers a rare and penetrating insight into the nature of Colombia's present peril. In a nuanced account of the human consequences of a disintegrating state, anthropologist Michael Taussig chronicles two weeks in a small town in Colombia's Cauca Valley taken over by paramilitaries that brazenly assassinate adolescent gang members. Armed with automatic weapons and computer-generated lists of names and photographs, the paramilitaries have the tacit support of the police and even many of the desperate townspeople, who are seeking any solution to the crushing uncertainty of violence in their lives. Concentrating on everyday experience, Taussig forces readers to confront a kind of terror to which they have become numb and complacent.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226790145
(205mm x 186mm x 17mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael T. Taussig
Walter Benjamin's Grave, Paperback (August 2006)
In September 1940, Walter Benjamin committed suicide in Port Bou on the Spanish-French border when it appeared that he and his travelling partners would be denied passage into Spain in their attempt to escape the Nazis. This is an essay about his cemetery, eyewitness accounts of Benjamin's border travails, and the circumstances of his demise.
My Cocaine Museum, Paperback (June 2004)
Michael Taussig uses a make-believe Cocaine Museum, which is a parody of the Gold Museum in Colombia's central bank, to illuminate the largely unacknowledged history of Indian and African Colombian miners, now being drawn into cocaine production in the rain forest of Colombia's Pacific coast.
Nervous System, Paperback (August 2001)
In a series of intriguing essays, Taussig hovers between story-telling and high theory and thus creating strange new modes of critical discourse.
Magic of the State, Hardback (April 1997)» View all books by Michael T. Taussig
The Magic of the State focuses on the theatre of spirit possession at a Spirit Queen's enchanted mountain where the dead-Blacks and Indians-Europe's fetishized others-pass into the bodies of the living.
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Author Biography - Michael T. Taussig
Michael Taussig is professor of anthropology at Columbia University and the author of Shamanism, Colonialism, and the Wild Man and My Cocaine Museum, also published by the University of Chicago Press.
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