Michael TaussigMichael T. Taussig (born 3 April 1940 in Sydney) is an Australian anthropologist, born in Sydney of German and Czech/Jewish ancestral parents. He completed secondary education in 1958 at North Sydney Boys High School and then earned a medical degree from the University of Sydney, received his PhD. in anthropology from the London School of Economics and is a professor at Columbia University. Although he has published on medical anthropology, he is best known for his engagement with Marx's idea of commodity fetishism, especially in terms of the work of Walter Benjamin. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1998.
He won a Berlin Prize 2007 from the American Academy in Berlin. Provided by Wikipedia
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