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Despite Georges Bataille’s acknowledged influence on major poststructuralist thinkers—including Foucault, Derrida, Kristeva, Lacan, Baudrillard, and Barthes—and his prominence in literary, cultural, and social theory, rarely has he been taken up by scholars of religion, even as issues of the sacred were central to his thinking. Bringing together established scholars and emerging voices, Negative Ecstasies engages Bataille from the perspective of religious studies and theology, forging links with feminist and queer theory, economics, secularism, psychoanalysis, fat studies, and ethics. As these essays demonstrate, Bataille’s work bears significance to contemporary questions in the academy and vital issues in the world. We continue to ignore him at our peril.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction: Sacred with a Vengeance
  2. Jeremy Biles, Kent L. Brintnall
  3. pp. 1-18
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  1. Movements of Luxurious Exuberance: Georges Bataille and Fat Politics
  2. Lynne Gerber
  3. pp. 19-37
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  1. Sovereignty and Cruelty: Self-Affirmation, Self-Dissolution, and the Bataillean Subject
  2. Stephen S. Bush
  3. pp. 38-50
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  1. Erotic Ruination: Embracing the “Savage Spirituality” of Barebacking
  2. Kent L. Brintnall
  3. pp. 51-67
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  1. Desire, Blood, and Power: Georges Bataille and the Study of Hindu Tantra in Northeastern India
  2. Hugh B. Urban
  3. pp. 68-80
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  1. The Religion of Football: Sacrifice, Festival, and Sovereignty at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa
  2. David Chidester
  3. pp. 81-94
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  1. Violent Silence: Noise and Bataille’s “Method of Meditation”
  2. Paul Hegarty
  3. pp. 95-105
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  1. Georges Bataille and the Religion of Capitalism
  2. Jean-Joseph Goux
  3. pp. 106-122
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  1. Sacrifice as Ethics: The Strange Religiosity of Neoliberalism
  2. Shannon Winnubst
  3. pp. 123-137
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  1. Bataille’s Contestation of Interpretative Anthropology and of the Sociology of Religion
  2. Alphonso Lingis
  3. pp. 138-152
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  1. The Traumatic Secret: Bataille and the Comparative Erotics of Mystical Literature
  2. Jeffrey J. Kripal
  3. pp. 153-168
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  1. Foucault’s Sacred Sociology
  2. Mark D. Jordan
  3. pp. 169-181
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  1. Bataille and Kristeva on Religion
  2. Zeynep Direk
  3. pp. 182-201
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  1. Bataille, Teilhard de Chardin, and the Death of God
  2. Allan Stoekl
  3. pp. 202-216
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  1. Does the Acéphale Dream of Headless Sheep?
  2. Jeremy Biles
  3. pp. 217-238
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  1. Afterword
  2. Amy Hollywood
  3. pp. 239-244
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 245-284
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 285-302
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 303-306
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 307-312
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  1. Other Works in the Series
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780823265190
Related ISBN
9780823265237
MARC Record
OCLC
913915093
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2015-07-18
Language
English
Open Access
No
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