Georges Bataille: Essential Writings

Georges Bataille: Essential Writings

by Michael Richardson
     
 

Georges Bataille's work is an essential reference in any discussion of modernity and postmodernity. An important influence on Foucault, Derrida and post-structuralism, Bataille is a thinker of key significance. This volume makes a selection from the entire body of his academic work, showing how his thinking on sacrifice, eroticism, taboo and transgression, and the

Overview

Georges Bataille's work is an essential reference in any discussion of modernity and postmodernity. An important influence on Foucault, Derrida and post-structuralism, Bataille is a thinker of key significance. This volume makes a selection from the entire body of his academic work, showing how his thinking on sacrifice, eroticism, taboo and transgression, and the nature of identity inform his social theory.

Bataille - Essential Writings will be the standard introductory text to this profound and difficult thinker.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761955009
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/07/1998
Series:
Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Richardson is Lecturer in Sociology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London

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