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by Christopher Bracken

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  • ISBN 0226069907
  • ISBN13 978-0226069906
  • Language English
  • Author Christopher Bracken
  • Publisher University of Chicago Press (September 1, 2007)
  • Pages 256
  • Formats lrf mbr azw lit
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
  • Size ePub 1627 kb
  • Size Fb2 1360 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 625

During the Enlightenment, Western scholars racialized ideas, deeming knowledge based on reality superior to that based on ideality. Scholars labeled inquiries into ideality, such as animism and soul-migration, “savage philosophy,” a clear indicator of the racism motivating the distinction between the real and the ideal. In their view, the savage philosopher mistakes connections between signs for connections between real objects and believes that discourse can have physical effects—in other words, they believe in magic.Christopher Bracken’s Magical Criticism brings the unacknowledged history of this racialization to light and shows how, even as we have rejected ethnocentric notions of “the savage,” they remain active today in everything from attacks on postmodernism to Native American land disputes. Here Bracken reveals that many of the most influential Western thinkers dabbled in savage philosophy, from Marx, Nietzsche, and Proust, to Freud, C. S. Peirce, and Walter Benjamin. For Bracken, this recourse to savage philosophy presents an opportunity to reclaim a magical criticism that can explain the very real effects created by the discourse of historians, anthropologists, philosophers, the media, and governments.

Christopher Bracken’s Magical Criticism brings the unacknowledged history of this racialization to light and shows .

Christopher Bracken’s Magical Criticism brings the unacknowledged history of this racialization to light and shows how, even as we have rejected ethnocentric notions of the savage, they remain active today in everything from attacks on postmodernism to Native American land disputes. For Bracken, this recourse to savage philosophy presents an opportunity to reclaim a magical criticism that can explain the very real effects created by the discourse of historians, anthropologists, philosophers, the media, and governments.

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Christopher Bracken’s Magical Criticism brings the unacknowledged history of this racialization to light and shows how, even as we have rejected ethnocentric notions of the savage, they remain active today in everything from attacks on postmodernism to Native American land. Here Bracken reveals that many of the most influential Western thinkers dabbled in savage philosophy, from Marx, Nietzsche, and Proust, to Freud, C. S. Peirce, and Walter Benjamin.

Christopher Bracken's Magical Criticismbrings the unacknowledged history of this racialization to light andshows .

Christopher Bracken's Magical Criticismbrings the unacknowledged history of this racialization to light andshows how, even as we have rejected ethnocentric notions of thesavage, they remain active today in everything from attacks onpostmodernism to Native American land disputes. For Bracken, this recourse to savage philosophypresents an opportunity to reclaim a magical criticism that can explainthe very real effects created by the discourse of historians,anthropologists, philosophers, the media, and governments.

book by Christopher Bracken. During the Enlightenment, Western scholars racialized ideas, deeming knowledge based on reality superior to that based on ideality. Scholars labeled inquiries into ideality, such as animism and soul-migration, "savage philosophy,"?a clear indicator of the racism motivating the distinction between the real and the ideal.

Christopher Bracken's Magical Criticism brings the unackwledged history of this racialization to light and shows .

Christopher Bracken's Magical Criticism brings the unackwledged history of this racialization to light and shows how, even as we have rejected ethcentric tions of the savage, they remain active today in everything from attacks on postmodernism to Native American land disputes. The University of Chicago Press.

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Debeme
I really enjoyed this book. Bracken does a great job of interweaving anthropological, sociological and philosophical texts. Further, his argument about continual emergence of 'savage philosophy' is convincing and memorable.
Ramsey`s
It's uncanny, but this man writes about so many of the things I am personally interested in: Boas, Mauss, Bataille, Derrida, Hegel, Marx, Solaris, the gift, potlatch, the list goes on and on! Golly! And writes about these things and many more in a very explanatory and scholarly way. I leave it to you to discover his thesis and how elegantly he supports it. As I said in a review here, I believe Christopher Bracken is the future of anthropology- let me, via a kind of crude analogy, try to explain what I mean.
I know an academic anthropologist who is at the top of his profession: chairman of the anthropology department at a major university, accomplished archaeologist with the ultimate credentials and funding, he's it. To me he represents the old school, 20th century anthropology at it's intellectual height and extreme. But everything I learned from him came from a traditional reading of physical and cultural anthropology, safe, patented, the status quo beyond belief. Enter Christopher Bracken. He gives you a non-traditional and very different reading of many of the standard views in the discipline. He in fact reinvents anthropology right here in the 21st century.
I haven't explained why his reading is so non-traditional, I think you need to discover that on your own without some jumbled up description from me. It is revolutionary and exciting.