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My cocaine museum

Author: Michael T Taussig
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004.
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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 República, Taussig's museum is also a parody aimed at the museum's failure to acknowledge the African  Read more...
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Taussig, Michael T.
My cocaine museum.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003021831
(OCoLC)53170441
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael T Taussig
ISBN: 9780226790152 0226790150 9780226790084 0226790088 9780226790091 0226790096
OCLC Number: 646067993
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 336 pages) : illustrations
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.
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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  Read more...

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