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Sensible ecstasy mysticism, sexual difference, and the demands of history

Amy M. Hollywood 1963-


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  • Title:
    Sensible ecstasy mysticism, sexual difference, and the demands of history
  • Author: Amy M. Hollywood 1963-
  • Description: Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 GEORGES BATAILLE, MYSTIQUE; 2 (EN)GENDERING MYSTICISM; 3 FEMINISM, MYSTICISM, AND BELIEF; Conclusion; Notes; Index
    Sensible Ecstasy investigates the attraction to excessive forms of mysticism among twentieth-century French intellectuals and demonstrates the work that the figure of the mystic does for these thinkers. With special attention to Georges Bataille, Simone de Beauvoir, Jacques Lacan, and Luce Irigaray, Amy Hollywood asks why resolutely secular, even anti-Christian intellectuals are drawn to affective, bodily, and widely denigrated forms of mysticism.What is particular to these thinkers, Hollywood reveals, is their attention to forms of mysticism associated with women. They reg
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (388 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-282-50425-8;ISBN 9786612504259;ISBN 0-226-34946-2
  • Subjects: Mysticism -- Psychology -- History; Women mystics -- Psychology -- History; Philosophy, French -- 20th century; Psychoanalysis and religion -- France -- History -- 20th century; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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