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Rene Girard: Violence and Mimesis

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Publisher Comments:

In recent years there has been a renewed interest in the work of René

Girard, thought by many to be one of the most important, if

controversial, cultural theorists of the twentieth century. Girard’s

work is extraordinarily innovative and wide-ranging, cutting across

central concerns in philosophy, psychoanalysis, literary theory,

anthropology, theology, and sociology.

In this much-needed introduction, Chris Fleming traces the development

of Girard’s thought over forty years, describing the context in which he

worked and his influence on a number of disciplines. He unpacks the

hypotheses at the centre of Girard’s thought – mimetic desire, surrogate

victimage and scapegoating, myth, ritual, and the sacred – and provides

an assessment of Girard’s place in the contemporary academy.

Comprehensive and clearly written, this book constitutes an excellent

overview of Girard’s work and is essential reading for students and

researchers in continental philosophy, theology, literary studies, French studies,

and cultural studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

2. Mimesis and Interdividual Psychology.

3. Generative Violence: The Scapegoat Mechanism.

4. Nonsacrificial Violence: Girard’s view of the Judeo-Christian Scriptures.

5. Girard’s influence on other disciplines.

6. Responses to the theory: Critiques of Girard.

7. Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9780745629483
Manufactured:
Polity Press
Publisher:
Polity Press
Manufactured:
Polity Press
Created by:
Polity Press, Press
Created:
Polity Press, Press
Author:
Fleming, Chris
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Culture
Subject:
Movements - General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Girard, Rene
Subject:
Culture -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Social Theory
Copyright:
Series:
Key Contemporary Thinkers
Publication Date:
September 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.08x6.28x.67 in. .75 lbs.

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