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Author Pawlett, William, author.

Title Georges Bataille : the sacred and society / by William Pawlett
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series Key Sociologists
Key sociologists.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1 Animality; Chapter 2 The sacred and the foundations of society; Chapter 3 Politics and community; Chapter 4 Eroticism; Chapter 5 General economy and sovereignty; Chapter 6 Mysticism and inner experience; Chapter 7 Bataille and the future of society; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary In this comprehensive and engaging study Georges Bataille's central ideas - the sacred, community and eroticism - are explored in detail. Bataille's project to understand social bonds and energies at their most fundamental level and to re-energise society by challenging individualism is argued to be of continuing relevance to sociological thought. Bataille's infamous Coll├Ęge de Sociologie is placed in the intellectual context of Durkheimian and Maussian sociology. Social effervescence, gift exchange, and the dual, ambivalent and volatile nature of the sacred emerge as the central threads of Ba
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-150) and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 29, 2015)
Subject Bataille, Georges, 1897-1962.
Bataille, Georges, 1897-1962.
Authors, French -- 20th century
Holy, The -- History -- 20th century
Social history -- 20th century.
Sociology -- France -- History -- 20th century
Authors, French.
Holy, The.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- French.
Social history.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203078586