Présentation de l'éditeur
Set in the enchanted mountain of a spirit-queen presiding over an unnamed, postcolonial country, this ethnographic work of ficto-criticism recreates in written form the shrines by which the dead--notably the fetishized forms of Europe's Others, Indians and Blacks--generate the magical powers of the modern state.
Biographie de l'auteur
teaches in the Anthropology Department at Columbia University. He is the author, most recently, of The Nervous System
and Mimesis and Alterity,
both published by Routledge.