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Taussig: The Cry of the Donkey

  • Deakin Downtown 12/727 Collins St Melbourne Australia (map)

In this lecture Prof. Michael Taussig will share some of his latest thoughts related to multispecies matters. A question and answer session moderated by A/Prof Eben Kirksey will follow the lecture.

Michael Taussig is a Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University and at The European Graduate School / EGS in Switzerland. Known for his provocative ethnographic studies, he earnt a PhD in anthropology at the London School of Economics. He is widely published in anthropology, especially medical anthropology, but he remains most acclaimed for his commentaries on Karl Marx and Walter Benjamin, especially in relation to commodity fetishism. He is the author several books including: Palma Africana (2018),What Color is the Sacred? (2009), Walter Benjamin’s Grave (2006), My Cocaine Museum (2004), Law in a Lawless Land: Diary of a Limpieza in a Colombian Town (2003), Defacement (1999), Magic of the State (1997), Mimesis and Alterity: A Particular History of the Senses, and The Devil and Commodity Fetishism in South America (1980).

Brought to you by the Culture, Environment, and Science Stream of ADI, the Deakin Critical Animal Studies Network, the J. M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at The University of Adelaide, and the Centre of Visual Art.

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