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Violence, Image and Victim in Bataille, Agamben and Girard

Free Download John Lechte, "Violence, Image and Victim in Bataille, Agamben and Girard"
English | ISBN: 1399519778 | 2023 | 240 pages | PDF | 1402 KB
What is violence – what is an image? How does violence relate to the image, and how do violence and the image implicate and define the victim? These questions underpin the thinking of Bataille, Agamben and Girard – thinkers of the moment in as much as they each aim to explain the basis of society and culture in the context of power and the sacred. To study power and the sacred, the book shows, is to reveal the connection between violence and the image, a connection that shows what it means to be a victim.