The Devil and Commodity Fetishism in South America download free [PDF and Ebook] by Michael T. Taussig

The Devil and Commodity Fetishism in South America download free [PDF and Ebook] by Michael T. Taussig year 2010
  • Book name: The Devil and Commodity Fetishism in South America
  • Author: Michael T. Taussig
  • Release date: 2010/1/19
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Mind, Body and Spirit
  • ISBN: 9780807871331
  • Rating: 8.13 of 10
  • Votes: 707
  • Review by: Thea Villanueva
  • Review rating: 7.97 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/10
  • Total pages: 320
  • Includes a PDF summary of 38 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In this classic book, Michael Taussig explores the social significance of the devil in the folklore of contemporary plantation workers and miners in South America. Grounding his analysis in Marxist theory, Taussig finds that the fetishization of evil, in the image of the devil, mediates the conflict between precapitalist and capitalist modes of objectifying the human condition. He links traditional narratives of the devil-pact, in which the soul is bartered for illusory or transitory power, with the way in which production in capitalist economies causes workers to become alienated from the commodities they produce. A new chapter for this anniversary edition features a discussion of Walter Benjamin and Georges Bataille that extends Taussig's ideas about the devil-pact metaphor.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 16H58M40S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Mysticism, Magic & Ritual, Anthropology, Social & Cultural Anthropology, History Of The Americas, Development Economics
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 44.72 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x19.56mm
  • Weight: 439.98g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Chapel Hill, United States

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