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René Girard : violence and mimesis

Author: Chris Fleming
Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2004.
Series: Key contemporary thinkers (Cambridge, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text provides an introduction to the work and thought of René Girard, thought by many to be one of the most important, if controversial, cultural theorists of the 20th century.
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Named Person: René Girard; René Girard; René Girard; René Girard; René (Anthropologe) Girard
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Fleming
ISBN: 0745629474 9780745629476 0745629482 9780745629483
OCLC Number: 56438393
Description: xii, 211 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Mimetic desire --
Desire and mimesis --
epistemology of literature, or, literature as epistemology? --
Mimesis and the dynamics of rivalry : internal and external mediation --
Pseudo-masochism, pseudo-sadism, and 'metaphysical desire' --
Metaphysical desire and Stendhalian modernity --
engagement with psychoanalysis --
2. Sacrificial crisis and surrogate victimage --
Monstrous doubles : the sacrificial crisis --
scapegoat and the surrogate victimage mechanism --
Ritual : re-enacting the sacred --
Prohibition : proscribing the sacred --
Concluding short excursus on the social and the sacred --
3. Myth, tragedy, history --
Hominization : the birth of the human --
Myth : narrating the sacred --
Short excursus on Levi-Strauss and structuralism --
Tragedy : surrogate victimage 'through a glass darkly' --
Between myth and history : texts of persecution --
4. Non-sacrificial violence : the Judeo-Christian scriptures --
Bible and world myth --
Dionysus versus the crucified --
return of the repressed : things hidden since the foundation of the world --
skandalon --
Historical Christianity --
Conclusion : sacred allergies --
5. Conclusion.
Series Title: Key contemporary thinkers (Cambridge, England)
Responsibility: Chris Fleming.
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This text provides an introduction to the work and thought of René Girard, thought by many to be one of the most important, if controversial, cultural theorists of the 20th century.

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