Thrift: non-representational theory.
Text opens with a quote from Taussig – that acknowledges race, gender and nation as constructed, invented and representational yet having the appearance of something immutable, culture appears as the nature order.
The reworked quote referenced to Taussig in 1993, hints at an excitement, an enthusiastic willingness to get involved in an analytical project.
How does some so order come to appear so obdurate.
Years later the brilliance of this revelation remain – as does the slow unpicking of the social.