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Negative ecstasies : Georges Bataille and the study of religion

Author: Jeremy Biles
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2015 ©221E2015
Series: Perspectives in continental philosophy
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats

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  Read more...


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Named Person: Georges Bataille
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Biles
ISBN: 9780823265190 0823265196 9780823265206 082326520X 9780823265237 0823265234
OCLC Number: 960096239
Description: 1 online resource (332 pages)
Contents: Contents Acknowledgments 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 Northeast 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 Acephale Dream of Headless Sheep? Jeremy Biles Afterword Amy Hollywood Notes Works Cited List of Contributors Index
Series Title: Perspectives in continental philosophy


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This collection makes a significant and timely contribution to the still emergent scholarship on Georges Bataille. The authors have not given in to the temptation to tame the texts, but neither is Read more...

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