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Accursed Share, Volume I - 88 edition

Accursed Share, Volume I (ISBN10: 0942299116; ISBN13: 9780942299113)
ISBN13: 978-0942299113
ISBN10: 0942299116

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0942299106
ISBN10: 0942299108

Summary: Most Anglo-American readers know Bataille as a novelist. The Accursed Share provides an excellent introduction to Bataille the philosopher. Here he uses his unique economic theory as the basis for an incisive inquiry into the very nature of civilization. Unlike conventional economic models based on notions of scarcity, Bataille's theory develops the concept of excess: a civilization, he argues, reveals its order most clearly in the treatment of its surplus energy. The result is a bri
lliant blend of ethics, aesthetics, and cultural anthropology that challenges both mainstream economics and ethnology.
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Summary: Most Anglo-American readers know Bataille as a novelist. The Accursed Share provides an excellent introduction to Bataille the philosopher. Here he uses his unique economic theory as the basis for an incisive inquiry into the very nature of civilization. Unlike conventional economic models based on notions of scarcity, Bataille's theory develops the concept of excess: a civilization, he argues, reveals its order most clearly in the treatment of its surplus energy. The result is a brilliant blend of ethics, aesthetics, and cultural anthropology that challenges both mainstream economics and ethnology. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 88
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Zone Books
Published: 03/26/1991
International: No



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