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Alchemist of the revolution: the affective materialism of Georges Bataille

Grindon, G (2010) 'Alchemist of the revolution: the affective materialism of Georges Bataille.' Third Text, 24 (3). pp. 305-317. ISSN 0952-8822

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This article examines Georges Bataille?s notion of revolution?as?festival and his attempt, in his writing of the 1930s, to place theories of affect within the framework of Marxist philosophy. Against the various negative characterisations of this project, it looks at Bataille?s ideas in this period in context, in order to understand their vivid contradictions as an attempt to assert a positive project of affect?s utility to the Left, within and against negative categories in early twentieth?century cultural and critical thought.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Georges Bataille; College of Sociology; festival; carnival; surrealism; marxism; marxist; affect; myth; potlatch; autonomy; autonomist; Marx
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities > Philosophy and Art History, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2014 16:16
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:05

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