Michael Taussig: The End of the Masterful Explanation

Some leftover notes from Taussig, for the scrapbook, extracted from: Taussig, Michael. (1993). Mimesis and Alterity: A Particular History of the Senses. New York: Routledge. ••••••• The end of “inquiry” and the mastery of the First World: “To call these reflections on Western reflections an ‘inquiry’ suggests that the anthropological project can continue unabated with… Read More Michael Taussig: The End of the Masterful Explanation

International Ethnographic Film Festival of Quebec: Comments

On Saturday, January 26, 2008, I was invited to present an address at the 5th annual International Ethnographic Film Festival of Quebec (website), at Concordia University (schedule). What I present below are extracts from that address, with reference to two ethnographic videos: Roman Postcards Silvia Gigliodoro, 21 min, 2007, Italy. This film was shot entirely… Read More International Ethnographic Film Festival of Quebec: Comments