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Title Negative ecstasies : Georges Bataille and the study of religion / edited by Jeremy Biles and Kent L. Brintnall
Published New York, NY : Fordham University Press, 2015
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Series Perspectives in continental philosophy
Perspectives in continental philosophy.
Contents Introduction : sacred with a vengeance / Jeremy Biles and Kent L. Brintnall -- Movements of luxurious exuberance : Georges Bataille and fat politics / Lynne Gerber -- Sovereignty and cruelty : self-affirmation, self-dissolution, and the Bataillean subject / Stephen S. Bush -- Erotic ruination : embracing the "savage spirituality" of barebacking / Kent L. Brintnall -- Desire, blood, and power : Georges Bataille and the study of Hindu tantra in Northeastern India / Hugh B. Urban -- The religion of football : sacrifice, festival, and sovereignty at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa / David Chidester -- Violent silence : noise and Bataille's "method of meditation" / Paul Hegarty -- Georges Bataille and the religion of capitalism / Jean-Joseph Goux -- Sacrifice as ethics : the strange religiosity of neoliberalism / Shannon Winnubst -- Bataille's contestation of interpretive anthropology and the sociology of religion / Alphonso Lingis -- The traumatic secret : Bataille and the comparative erotics of mystical literature / Jeffrey J. Kripal -- Foucault's sacred sociology / Mark D. Jordan -- Bataille and Kristeva on religion / Zeynep Direk -- Bataille, Teilhard de Chardin, and the death of god / Allan Stoekl -- Does the Ac├ęphale dream of headless sheep? / Jeremy Biles
Summary Negative Ecstasies discusses the contribution and significance of the work of Georges Bataille to the contemporary study of religion and theology, collecting essays that examine specific case studies and make connections to other significant scholars in the field
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Bataille, Georges, 1897-1962.
Form Electronic book
Author Biles, Jeremy, editor
Brintnall, Kent, editor
ISBN 082326520X
0823265234 (electronic bk.)
9780823265237 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)