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Georges Bataille : Essential Writings - Michael Richardson

Georges Bataille

Essential Writings

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Published: 1st June 1998
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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.<P></P><P><B>Bataille - Essential Writing<I>s</I></B><I></I> will be the standard introductory text to this profound and difficult thinker.</P>

Introduction
Coming Into Being: The Continuity of The Life Process
Birth and the Incomprehensible Wonder of Existence
Materiality
Sexual Differentiation and Otherness
Language
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
Human Becoming
Work and Play
Sexual Attraction
Eroticism and the Urge towards Death
Sickness and Laughter
Mastery and Servitude
Meditation and Inner Experience
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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ISBN: 9780761955009
ISBN-10: 0761955003
Series: Theory, Culture & Society (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st June 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.35