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Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003410-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0341-0
...chapter eight Absolute Dismemberment: The Burlesque Natural History of Georges Bataille james leo cahill It wins its truth only when, in absolute dismemberment [absoluten Zerrissenheit], it finds itself. G. W. F. Hegel Queneau s Dare Raymond Queneau, writing in homage of his friend and former...
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By Daniel Fuchs
Published: 09 May 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394112-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9411-2
Published: 05 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373261-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7326-1
Published: 02 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374800-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7480-0
Published: 05 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373261-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7326-1
... On a regular commute to work, the sight of fresh roadkill and a radio conversation about the subject of hunting compel an anthropologist to reflect—via the writings of José Ortega y Gasset and Georges Bataille—on the human experience of loving animals and killing them. ...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003410-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0341-0
...chapter one The Politics of Abjection sylvère lotringer Georges Bataille introduced the notion of abjection in the late 1920s in the journal Documents as a way of countering the sublimating tendencies at work among the French cultural avant- garde. The surrealists resorted to higher spiritual...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374510-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7451-0
... Yoruba iconography, George Bataille’s concept of eroticism as expenditure, and psychoanalytic concepts of fetishism, this chapter gives the first in-depth account of Fani-Kayode’s appropriation of the performative space of the photographic studio as a site in which cross-cultural translation gives rise...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003410-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0341-0
... simply antithetical to the desirable socialist politics, however. Rather, it fundamentally shaped what was desirable. Or, what was abjected enabled the very formation of the socialist body politic. As Georges Bataille argues, the abject (including the disinherited waste population), which the system...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374510-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7451-0
... explication of Yoruba iconography, George Bataille’s concept of eroticism as expenditure, and psychoanalytic concepts of fetishism, this chapter gives the first in-depth account of Fani-Kayode’s appropriation of the performative space of the photographic studio as a site in which cross-cultural translation...
Published: 18 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012023-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1202-3
... follows. Indeed, in explicat- ing this, I engage a number of thinkers from Georges Bataille and Ced- ric Robinson to Denise Ferreira da Silva, from poets Dawn Lundy Martin to Nathaniel Mackey though I want to quickly say that most every thing I am trying to think about here builds toward a thinking with...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003410-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0341-0
...: on the contrary, the oppressed are formed out of the amorphous and im- mense mass of the wretched population. Georges Bataille, Abjection and Miserable Forms This volume springs from the existential fault lines that now characterize con temporary politics and culture, like weeds growing out of a...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003410-018
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0341-0
... Barthes, Roland, 243, 254 257 Bartleby; or, The Formula (Deleuze), 301 Base Materialism and Gnosticism (Bataille), 189, 192 193 Bataille, George, 1 6, 9, 11, 16, 19 22, 24, 33 35, 91, 101, 115 116, 123, 185 204, 205n20, 229, 238 239, 306 Bateson, Gregory, 231 Baudelaire, Charles, 118, 167 Bazin, André...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003410-014
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0341-0
... the Vernacular Abject 229 reclaimed as an abjection celebrated as an ill- adjusted exception to liberal conformism. This approach to the abject is more suited to Georges Bataille than to Kristeva. In Abjection and Miserable Forms (1934), Bataille describes ab- jection as a relation between the...
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By Achille Mbembe
Published: 25 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007227-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0722-7
...). See also the critique by Alexandre Kojève, Instruction to the Reading of Hegel (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1947), especially appendix II, The Idea of Death in the Philosophy of Hegel ; Georges Bataille, Oeuvres complètes XII (Paris: Gallimard, 1988), especially Hegel, la mort et le...
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By Achille Mbembe
Published: 25 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007227-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0722-7
... 79 anti-museum, 170 72 apartheid, 43 46, 180 81 Arendt, Hannah, 67, 71, 76, 77 78, 123 Bataille, Georges, 69 70, 90 Bauman, Zygmunt, 83 84, 201n61 Bertrand, Romain, 20 biopolitics, 74 76 biopower, 66, 70 74, 92 Black Reconstruction (Du Bois), 17 borderization, 99 100 capitalism, 177 79 camps, 36, 40...
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By Alan Klima
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007111-016
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0711-1
...Bibliography Barad, Karen. Posthumanist Performativity: Toward an Understanding of How Mat- ter Comes to Matter. Signs 28, no. 3 (2003): 801 31. Bataille, Georges. The Accursed Share. Vol. 1. Translated by Robert Hurley. New York: Zone, 1991. Belo, Walden, and Stephanie Rosenfeld. Dragons in...
Published: 18 May 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1202-3
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By Bret Gustafson
Published: 18 September 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012528-014
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1252-8
... 267 1 On necropolitics and sovereignty as expenditure, see Mbembe 2003, 2005. There are shades of Georges Bataille in Mbembe s account, and in my own, a point to which I return in the following chapters. 2 Though evidence of coup- mongering would be hard to come by, it did not help Goldberg s case...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003410-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0341-0
... what was desirable. Or, what was abjected enabled the very formation of the socialist body politic. As Georges Bataille argues, the abject (including the disinherited waste population), which the system cannot fully expel, consti- tutes the foundations of collective existence. 2 In the context of my...
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By Achille Mbembe
Published: 25 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007227-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0722-7
... lives a human life. Such, too, is the definition of absolute knowledge and sovereignty: risking one s life as a whole. Georges Bataille also offers critical insights into how death structures the concepts of sovereignty, the political, and the subject. Bataille displaces Hegel s conception of the...