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Michael Taussig - Videos

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Prof. Michael Taussig discussing Animism, political implications, indigenous and ecological movements and historic perspectives at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. March 17, 2012

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Michael Taussig, professor of anthropology at Columbia University, speaking at the Finca de árboles: la edad de oro de campesinado negro en el Cauca / Villa of Trees - The golden Age of the Peasantry, at University of the Andes, November 23, 2012

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Michael Taussig, philosopher, talking about magic, death, and ritual. In the lecture Michael Taussig discusses the concepts of society, community, trauma and spirituality focusing on the sacred, Baitaille, anthropology, politics, drawings, Benjamin, fieldwork. European Graduate School, Media and Communication Division, Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

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Michael Taussig, philosopher, talking about impossibility, strategy, fictocriticism. In the lecture Michael Taussig discusses the concepts of editing, writing, dreams, theory and praxis focusing on identity, political correctness, academy, politics, scrapbooks, Benjamin, knowledge. European Graduate School, Media and Communication Division, Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

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Michael Taussig, philosopher, talking about the crime scenes, drawing, conversation, storytelling, Derrida, magic. In the lecture Michael Taussig discusses the concepts of autobiography, metaphysics, song and hands focusing on, Corporeal, Dionysian, Nietzsche, dance, anthropology, mystery, fieldwork, fetish.European Graduate School, Media and Communication Division, Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

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Michael Taussig, philosopher, talking about chance, images, spirits, ethnography and authority. In the lecture Michael Taussig discusses the concepts of truth, post-modernity, style, academic discourse, focusing on surrealism, talisman, scrap books, collections. European Graduate School, Media and Communication Division, Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

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Michael Taussig, philosopher and anthropologist, talking about writing, essay, text and the place of diary in fieldwork. In the lecture Michael Taussig discusses the concepts of heroism, seasons, Georges Bataille focusing on sacrifice in relationship to modern states and primitive. The lecture discusses the general economy, restricted economy, Foucault, diffusion, responsibility, sacred, sacrifice. European Graduate School, Media and Communication Division, Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

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Michael Taussig, philosopher, talking about the devil, storytelling, customs and catastrophe. In the lecture Michael Taussig discusses the concepts of Benjamin, subcultures, repression and freedom focusing on lust, shock, anthropology, mystery, fieldwork. European Graduate School, Media and Communication Division, Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

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Michael Taussig, philosopher, talking about Corn-Wolf, observation, documentary and perspective. In the lecture Michael Taussig discusses the concepts of Freud, gaze, works, in progress, documentary, dream time, focusing on shamanism, Foucault, objectification, intimacy. European Graduate School, Media and Communication Division, Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

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Michael Taussig, philosopher and anthropologist, talking about Walter Benjamin, Storytelling, thesis on the philosophy of history. In the lecture Michael Taussig discusses the concepts of religion, anarchism, marxism and desire focusing on revolution in relationship to a film that discusses Storytelling and corrida or song. The lecture discusses the encounter between anthropologist and other scholars while looking at the role of song and music in storytelling. EGS, European Graduate School.

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Michael Taussig, philosopher, talking about Corn-Wolf, writing, craft presence and storytelling. In the lecture Michael Taussig discusses the concepts of theory, fieldwork, diaries, works, in progress, documentary, Roland Barthes focusing on Mauss, gift, Derrida, shamanism, fetishism, culture, mimesis, alterity, Adorno, form, essay, art, politics, nature, magic, science, social, anthropology, Benjamin, Berger, EGS, European Graduate School. 2010

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Michael Taussig talking about poetry, fiction, mood, the dialectical image state of emergency, and pre-Copernican heliocentrism. A lecture focusing on Night Cries, Tracy Moffatt, Nietzsche, weather, sleep awakening, Walter Benjamin Arcades story, Proust, mythology, sun, worship, twilight and sunset. European Graduate School, EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2010

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Taussig discusses the opacity of the questions raised: What is art? What is Involvement? What is a community? as he engages with the notion of field work with respect to the ideas of artists who work on ethnographic issues at the Sydney Bienneale.