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Georges Bataille: Essential Writings / Edition 1
     

Georges Bataille: Essential Writings / Edition 1

by Michael Richardson
 

ISBN-10: 076195449X

ISBN-13: 9780761954491

Pub. Date: 08/07/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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:
9780761954491
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 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: COMING INTO BEING: THE CONTINUITY OF THE LIFE PROCESS
Birth and the Incomprehensible Wonder of Existence
Materiality
Sexual Differentiation and Otherness
Language
PART TWO: SOCIAL LIFE AND THE ORGANISATION OF SOCIETY
The Nature of Society
Social Bonding and Communication
Religion and the Sacred
Taboo and Transgression
Expenditure and Sacrifice
Exchange and the Commodification of the Economy
PART THREE: HUMAN BECOMING
Work and Play
Sexual Attraction
Eroticism and the Urge towards Death
Sickness and Laughter
Mastery and Servitude
Meditation and Inner Experience
PART FOUR: SOVEREIGNTY AND THE IMPOSSIBLE
Writing and Reading
Literature and Art
Confrontations with the World
Knowing and Un-Knowing
Sovereignty
Death
The Impossible

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