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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). 305 - 317. ISSN 0952-8822

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Abstract

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. © Third Text (2010).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Philosophy and Art History, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2014 16:16
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2018 13:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/12093

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