[csaa-forum] Public lecture @ Deakin University - Michael Taussig: The Cry of the Donkey

Tim Neale timneale at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 13:54:13 ACST 2019

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

*Register here: *

*Dr Timothy Neale*
*Senior Research Fellow*
*Deakin University, Burwood, Australia*
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