In Mimesis and Alterity Taussig investigates the contacts between anthropologists and subjects and the world created therein . . . his accounts have the tactility one gets from a good storyteller. -- Artforum
This book can most profitably be read in conjunction with Taussig's provocatice and often original earlier works (e.g. The Devil and Commodity Fetishism) since these provide the details of the historical and cultural stage of mimetic performance. -- Bulletin of Society for the Anthropology of Europe --This text refers to the Paperback edition.